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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: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Signs everywhere that says the gate to the fish hatchery closes at 4pm but we took a little longer than expected and finished at 6. We weren’t locked in thankfully but be aware of this when planning!  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two small water crossings - rock hoppable for us! Used poles as some minor support and we had waterproof shoes. Fairly easy! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Attempted to go to Buldge/Horn but the path was not well marked and there was no discernible way through from the summit of Cabot.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No doggos today 
Bugs
Bugs: A couple black flies, fair about of mosquitoes especially getting later in the afternoon.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Seems that some one found a hat and put it on a rock outside the trail head. It’s still there! 
 
Comments
Comments: Fairly gradual incline for the first 3 or so miles and the last 1-2 miles becomes steeper. Dry trail mixed with mud and some watery spots until you are just past Burnell Rock. Then there’s a monorail of ice til the summit - beware though it’s slushing as the weather gets warmer. We post holed a few times but nothing too dangerous. We did put spikes on after the rock. Saw some bare booting but I’m not that confident, so spikes were great. As mentioned above, our initial plan was Bulge/Horn loop but once we saw that we would have to bushwhack to horn - we bailed and went down the same trail we came up.  
Name
Name: Cayla 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-08 
Link
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