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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks The Bulge, Mt. Cabot, The Horn, NH
Trails
Trails: Unknown Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 4, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only one other car at Unknown Pond trailhead off Mill Brook Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few step overs on Unknown Pond Trail. Quite a few blowdowns on Kilkenny Ridge Trail, some of which are big. Really bad erosion in places on Kilkenny Ridge Trail, including the ascent of Cabot. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Mosquitoes were nasty from pretty much the trailhead to a mile above the pond. Minimal bugs on the Horn. Black flies were biting atop Mt. Cabot. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Other than the typical mud pits down low, the trails were mostly dry. For White Mountain standards, Unknown Pond Trail north is relatively gradual with decent footing. Amazing amount of bunchberry in bloom around the Bulge.

Hot day, but not as bad this far north. Nice, quiet route on what was probably a busy day elsewhere. I only recollect seeing four other sets of hikers.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-04 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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