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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, May 12, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 2 cars when I arrived, none when I left 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems for any of the brooks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Large blowdown shortly after the junction of Kilkenny Ridge Trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost a single black glove.. SOL  
 
Comments
Comments: Classic spring weather & trail conditions on Cabot today. Did this as an out & back as opposed to the loop hike. Water crossings were not a problem. Pockets of avoidable mud on Bunnell Notch trail. One Could bare-boot the entire hike however I put spikes on around 4.2 miles into the hike & wore all the way to the Summit. In between the cabin & summit the monorail is weaker and I did posthole once or twice. Nothing serious though as the sun was shining causing the snow to soften up a little bit. Trail conditions really did vary so be prepared for it all (dry, muddy, wet, monorail, snow). Quiet hike, I only saw two other hikers descending as I was headed up. Overall a really nice hike up to Cabot with varying trail conditions and weather.  
Name
Name: Nmorin02 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-12 
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