|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:
||Friday, March 19, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Unknown pond trailhead was virtually empty, bunnell notch (which only has parking for 4-5 cars) was full at 10am when we started. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Easy on Friday, will be much tricker as snow melts. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||A sleeping pad and shovel about halfway down unknown pond. ||
||Great hike on Friday when weather was still cold. With the warm weather Saturday I suspect would be much messier, with water crossings much more difficult. |
Trail was in good condition, mostly packed down. Some post holes especially early on Bunnell Notch. Killkenny Ridge completely blown over, broke trail the whole way.
Microspikes up to Cabot, then snowshoes between Cabot and Unknown Pond. Trail VERY hard to find between Cabot and the Horn, especially between cabot and the Bulge. Sorry if you follow our tracks, we doubled back a few times. Total distance closer to 11.4 due to breaking trial and getting off trail. Still an overall incredible hike with amazing views from the Horn. Microspikes from Unknown Pond down. Pretty easy gradual decent from Unknown Pond.
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.