Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Rogers Ledge, The Horn, The Bulge, Mt. Cabot, Terrace Mountain, North Weeks, Middle Weeks, South Weeks, Mt. Waumbek, Mt. Starr King, NH
Trails: South Pond Road, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Gate at North Pond fork. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: High on Thursday due to rain 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Clusters of blow downs especially at Middle and South Weeks. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A few items at Star King Trail head, dog leash, several poop bags,.. why? 
Comments: This hike was a north to south traverse of the Kilkenny Ridge. We passed only 3 hikers between North Pond and Cabot who were day hiking a loop om Thursday. The snow depth and instability became an issue when rounding the Horn, requiring light traction and gaiters. Recent rains created wet trail conditions and higher but manageable water crossings. Overnight at Cabot worked fine, but we were not able to find the water source. Good water was available at Willard Notch. The north facing slopes of all summits had snow patches, fields and drifts which were loose and caused frequent post holes. Ours were the only boot tracks south of Cabot to Waumbeck, but the moose were abundant. The weeks mountains had many blow downs in clusters which slowed progress requiring many diverging’s followed by trail finding challenges. The worst blow downs were at Middle and South Weeks causing considerable delays.
It was a big trip, thanks to Jon R. for most of the planning and logistics, sorry to miss Geo on this one.
Report by: John Williams (snow storm)
Name: John Williams 
E-Mail: j06williatyahoodotcom 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-09 
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