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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, The Horn, NH
Trails
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Unknown Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 31, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: York Pond Road open and in good shape. No problem parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing on Bunnell Notch Trail no prob. The last crossings at ~9.5mi on Unknown Pond Trail were kind of a pain, no stepping stones and the logs that happened to be there were pretty slick. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Bunnell Notch and Killkenny Ridge Trails to Cabot are 100% clear. A few blowdowns after Cabot, but nothing you can't easily duck under, hop over, or walk around. Could use a little help on the last two water crossings. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Totally dogable 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trace snow below ~2200', then the trail is mostly covered but pretty well packed down. Stays that way all of Killkenny Ridge and most of the way down Unknown Pond. We barebooted (though we had spikes), but you have to check the boot grip on the rocks and roots pretty constantly. There's a bunch of ice patches to watch for, some significant enough that passing is a bit sketchy and you have to noodle through the best route. Those are mostly coming off of Cabot and The Bulge. The Horn is your best view of the day by far, beautiful outlook on the Prezies. Hang your packs on a tree and slack the 0.3 miles to the top, do not skip.

Mud prevalent on the lower parts of Unknown Pond. Mostly rock or log hoppable and it'll probably freeze up soon anyhow.  
Name
Name: Muench 
E-Mail
E-Mail: erik.coder@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-31 
Link
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