NewEnglandTrailConditions.com
NewEnglandTrailConditions.com:
MA
|
ME
|
NH
|
RI/CT
|
VT
|
Ski
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, The Horn, NH
Trails
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Unknown Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Both lots cleared; York Pond road holding up so far, but was getting a tad soft when I left at noon.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Up Bunnell things are either still bridged or hoppable. Unknown Pond Trail is getting problematic -- couple of crossings are tricky, especially in snowshoes. Doable, but come prepared for the challenge... 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few blowdowns here and there, nothing that can't be worked around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Very happy puppy 
Bugs
Bugs: Still getting organized, apparently 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bunnell is a gorgeous packed trail -- only the occasional posthole on the edge. Microspikes worked well on a cold morning -- not sure how long that'll be the case. The Ridge is a little more beat up and rough, and once you pass cabin and the summit and start heading down towards Unknown Pond it's a whole different story: barely packed, badly postholed, and very soft underfoot. Definitely snowshoe territory. From Unknown Pond out it was as if there had been a postholing contest, and everyone won. Those are three rough miles right now. Unknown Pond Trail North from the campsite looked completely untracked; a couple of hikers were heading out to Rogers from the Pond at noon and will have packed (or postholed) the Ridge Trail further N.  
Name
Name: blackmore 
E-Mail
E-Mail: lars@ameridane.org 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-21 
Link
Link: http://www.strava.com/activities/4985827717 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved