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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, August 12, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the 2nd car in the small lot by the cement fish hatchery at 8:30. I know on the trail were electing to park in the first lot on the right, just 50 yards down the road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: As I have seen from previous posts - very encroaching. Not much you can do for most of the first half unless you have a weed whacker, with tall grass, raspberries, and ferns. However, for the rest of trail, I pruned so now its like a freeway, for at least a while. :-) Two blow-downs to note, both creating herd trails. One after the Bunnel's intersection with Kilkenny and in between the cabin and the summit. There are some others, but easily stepped over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: #41. Loved this trip. Congrats to Jim who I met early on the trail. It was his 48, but 2nd go-round so 96! Way to go. As mentioned, lots of pruning all the way in and out but if it recently rained, expect to get soaked in the first 1/2 mile or so due to the encroachment. Surprised to see so many on this remote mountain. A group of young hikers and the chaperones (14}, I am guessing and looked like they were doing a 2-3 day trip. A handful of others coming and going. Was amazed to actually see so many ferns, running almost the entire way to the very top. Never seen any at this altitude on the other 48's.  
Name
Name: Kelly 
E-Mail
E-Mail: luvmaine@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-14 
Link
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