Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt Cabot, The Bulge, The Horn, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Cabot Spring Spur, Horn Spur, Unknown Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Fish Hatchery Gate was unlocked when I arrived just before 8:00 am. Four other cars were already there. The adjacent lot for Unknown Pond Trail was empty. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail are generally in good condition. There are a few trees across Kilkenny Ridge Trail, but they were easily stepped over or around. Several of the logs placed across the boggy areas on the lower third of Unknown Pond Trail are rotted away and in need of replacement.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Most dogs should be able to handle these trails, although smaller dogs may need an occasional lift on the steeper sections of Kilkenny Ridge. 
Bugs: No bugs until I reached the boggy area on the lower third of Unknown Pond Trail. The black flies and mosquitoes then came out, but were not biting aggressively. Received only one bite. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The day started off rather dreary, with solidly overcast skies and a little light rain near the summit of Cabot. But the sun came out just as I reached the summit of The Horn, and I was treated to nice, if hazy, views of the north country. Many varieties of wildflowers were in bloom on the Bunnell Trail below the first Kilkenny Ridge junction, and on the entire length of Unknown Pond Trail. Especially prevalent were hobble bushviburnhum, bunchberry, wild lily-of-the-valley (Canada Mayflower), corn lily, goldthread, marsh blue violet, and foamflower. A few trillium (red and white) were spotted, but they seem to be past their prime. Only a very few examples were found of rose twisted stalk, and moccasin flower (pink form and the rare white form).  
Name: Tom Harris 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-06-02 
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