Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Room for a few cars at new parking area, plenty along side of the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings are all open. The major one almost a mile in was doable on a log and stepping on rocks with microspikes. Only had to submerge our feet a little. Saw a large group without traction or poles trying to figure out how to cross further up (a few fell in and were wet the rest of the hike). Small streams opening up in the middle of the trail, which was causing major undermining. Right after Kilkenny Ridge junction, there was a stream from all the drainage. We were fine going across with snowshoes, but others we saw went in to their knees.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One major blowdown not far from the Kilkenny Ridge junction.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pemi had no issues with the spring conditions and he especially loved aqua blazing the stream crossings. 
Bugs: None yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snowshoes or microspikes were both a challenge, but snowshoes were clearly the way to go to make our trails great again. Vote snowshoes 2021! The trail from Bunnell Notch down was a roto-tilled mess. Better higher up on the trail. Great to see Cheryl (my National Parks Service Boots to Boats partner) on the trail. Tough April like conditions.  
Name: Sunshine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-27 
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