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: Friday, June 28, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We took the last spot in the York Pond East Trailhead lot at 7:45am. Unknown Pond Trailhead still had spots. Gate at the fishery was open when arrived around 7:30am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems if you have waterproof boots.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Kilkenny Ridge trail north of Cabot is rough in spots. I counted 6-8 minor blow downs and there is one steep section that is very washed out. Quite a bit of mud especially on the Unknown Pond Trail. Was also surprised how overgrown the the Unknown Pond Trail was from the Pond down to parking (ferns, blackberries, etc). 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs today, they would be fine as long as they aren't bothered by bugs. 
Bugs: Mosquitoes were bothersome on the way up if you stopped but they weren't bad if you were moving. We picked up black flies on top of Cabot as it got warmer and they were with us most of the rest of the loop . The only place we stopped was the top of the Horn where the breeze kept them at bay. My daughter worn a bug net most of the afternoon, not a bad idea if the bugs bother you. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Bright pink bandana at the York Pond East trailhead sign (left on sign). 
Comments: Typical spring to summer transition day, it was cool and the bugs were tolerable up to about 11am and the ridge wasn't bad because there was breeze. The way down was hot and it was on-and-off buggy depending on your proximity to water and elevation.  
Name: ScottD 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-30 
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