|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, The Horn, NH|
||York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Unknown Pond Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, July 12, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We were the only car in the first lot at 8:30 (5 in second lot) There were 3 more cars there at 2:30. |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Nothing major, one tiny water crossing on unknown pond trail just needs to be stepped in. With less than a half mile to go, just get in there |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Clearly a lot of work done recently to remove fallen trees. There are places in which the trails are very overgrown (it's a jungle of ferns!) But you still know you are on the trail, just a trail FULL of plants |
||We saw one other dog, who was happy despite the rain. So was ours. |
||The first and last mile SUCK. The deer flies are horrendous and there is no bug dope that can stop those little a@@@@@es. (I know, because I have an outdoor job.) Mosquitos and black flies joined in. Pretty thick. |
|Lost and Found:
||Lots of rain today, but I'll take that over scalding heat. Trails were muddy in a weather appropriate manner. The few other hikers we saw were cheerful, and we all embraced the (at times) heavy rains. |
overall, Cabot is underrated. We had a really nice time despite getting drenched, and the trail is mostly on the easy side.
We imagine there are some great views from the Horn, but today we say swirling fog....
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.