Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, The Horn, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Unknown Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 16, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking is a little over 7 miles back on York Pond Road. Easily accessible but a bit of a drive! Easy parking since this one doesn't see a ton of traffic due to its far north location. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water was relatively high but generally doable. A couple of the crossings were a little tricky, and the final crossing on Unknown Pond Trail before returning to the parking lot was a "forget it, just walk through" moment since it was relatively shallow (shin deep) with a sandy bottom and no rocks to hop. There were some sketchy looking branches going across, but there was no avoiding wet feet either way. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns, 1 or 2 at either end of the Kilkenny Ridge Trail, 1 or 2 on Unknown Pond Trail. Most could be gone over, under, or around. Unknown Pond Trail is fairly overgrown at spots. Spur trail to the Horn also has some overgrown spots. Shorts/short sleeves are not recommended unless you want to get all scratched up. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Doable for dogs. Lots of water/stream on lower half. There was one dog on the trail today while we were out, in the group behind us who were also at the summit at the same time as us. 
Bugs: Relentless! Mosquitos from the parking lot all the way up to the summit and continuing on over Bulge/Horn to Unknown Pond. Once near Unknown Pond there were also a lot of black flies from there continuing on the way out. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Name: Lynne 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-16 
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