Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Unknown Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, November 16, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the only car in either Lost Pond Lot at 8:45 AM. One car upon return at 2:15 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Streams were low and manageable. I cheated on the one that crosses twice on Lost Pond trail.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing Significant 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Maisy the labrador accompanied me for the whole 12 mile circuit. She probably did 20 miles trying to catch a grouse (no luck) but enjoyed it nonetheless.  
Bugs: Ha 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Bunnell Notch Trail, Killkenny Ridge Trail, Cabot Trail, Lost Pond Trail

I did the loop clockwise which is the way to do it IMO. Measurable snow from 3000 ft upwards. Probably 2" on the top. Conditions were such I did not need traction although I brought it. Told myself I would put them on the first slip but it never happened. A wild and windy day up on the ridge today. Got lucky and had a modest view from the horn. Slightly above freezing down low which means its pretty muddy from 2500 ft down or so - particularly on Lost Pond.

I saw one solo hiker heading up in the opposite direction. That was it for the day in terms of homo sapiens.  
Name: BIll W 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-16 
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