Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, The Horn, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Unknown Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
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.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
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
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.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 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
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: Ericprov 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-12-30 
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