|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:
||Wednesday, December 30, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Easy access to end of the road.
Left at 3:40, 20 mins before alleged gate closing. A few cars were left behind me. |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||First crossing on York pond trail has a Fun log crossing, 20 yards upstream.
Most are frozen or jumpable.
With 1 to 1.5 miles left on Unknown pond trial has a large, breakable crust water crossing ... unless you stay on the bank, and the trail catches back up. Not sure why I thought it was a crossing ;-) |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Going up to Cabot was nice.
Cabot to the horn had a few leaners.
One crawl-under going up to the horn. |
||The barking growling dog that ran out of the hut was friendly, his owner assured me.
Not sure the dog felt that way about me. Didn’t wait to find out.
|Lost and Found:
||Spikes all the way. I actually bare-booted the first 2 miles, till the elevation kicked in. |
Cabot to unknown pond trailhead was less traveled, but spikes still appropriate — not enough snow.
Don’t miss the horn— the best views are there!
A few areas on unknown pond trail are surprisingly tough to navigate — boot track might be off course / pay attention at water crossings.
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.