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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks The Bulge, Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails
Trails: Unknown Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, York Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lost Pond was completely frozen and I snowshoed across it rather than trekking through the woods. Beautiful view! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Almost no blazes going up Unknown Pond Trail and it was basically a bushwhack.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Unknown Pond Trail was almost completely unbroken, especially further along. There as a group of three that set out around the same time I did and they had micro-spikes but no snowshoes. They kept post-holing and floundering around in the deep powder, and I don't think they finished the hike. I switched from my spikes to my snowshoes less than a mile in and it wasn't bad that way. There were almost no blazes and the hike was basically a bushwhack on the second half of Unknown Pond and most of Kilkenny Ridge to Mt. Cabot, so I just followed the singular set of prints ahead of me. There were a lot of false trails that dead-ended and meant I had to backtrack, and I missed the cutoff for the Horn completely. There were no views from the Buldge or from the summit of Mt. Cabot, but some by the cabin. Kilkenny Ridge from Mt. Cabot down, Bunnell Notch, and York Pond to the parking lot were all well-packed and easily doable with only light traction.  
Name
Name: Via D. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: viadagostino@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-10 
Link
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