Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks The Bulge, Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails: Unknown Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Mill Brook Rd. in great shape. There were a few parking spots on the side of the road near the trailhead, on either side of the bridge. All were occupied when I finished in the early afternoon. There are a whole bunch of spaces available about a quarter mile further down, where the road ends. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Brushing would be helpful on lower part of Unknown Pond Trail. It would have been a full car wash if leaves were wet. There was a stream running down the trail just north of Cabot. Needs a water bar. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: On Unknown Pond Trail: Some mosquitoes on ascent and abundant black flies on descent. Had to don a head net!! No bugs on Kilkenny Ridge Trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Decided to do the Mill Brook route again to avoid crowds and because I haven’t done it in 17 years. It is a much quieter way to tag Cabot, although just a bit harder. Had to skip doing the Horn this time due to time constraints. Saw about a dozen people, all on Kilkenny Ridge. All were very friendly and very respectful about social distancing!  
Name: Marty 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-17 
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