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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for 4 at York Pond Tr or parking on the shoulder.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The only one of note was thinly snowbridged on the way up. Unfortunately it collapsed on me on the way out. Drainages are open but easily stepped over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blowdowns on Kilkenny Ridge Tr between Bunnell Notch and the unmaintained Mt Cabot Tr. Mt Cabot Tr sign missing. The short stretch between the cabin and summit has some new blazes and brushing although the trail still meanders a bit.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Done trail for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I started barebooting, tried light traction after the left turn off of the logging road but switched to snowshoes after another 1/4 mi. Snowshoes were the way to go and they would stay on until back at the car. The monorail is starting to rear it's ugly head. It seems stable but is narrow and easy to slide off of the side. Even with snowshoes there was an occasional posthole. Still several feet of snow the higher you go. Decided not to loop over the horn as it looked only lighly traveled and a previous report said conditions were not favorable. I've danced that dance before and decided to pass today.

9.6 mi. 3000' elev+  
Name
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-25 
Link
Link: http:// 
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