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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Adequate today. A dozen cars at 3 PM 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: bug free 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I'm hoping to encourage more hikers to make the effort to get out on the South facing scree slope on Cabot. You can get there by going down from the outhouse at the cabin or contouring up and East from the first hard right turn of the KRT going down - approx 1/4 mile from the cabin. Cabot does have spectacular views and the scree is where you will see them. I get easily annoyed by trails that go up when they are supposed to be going down and the KRT is one of them. So I 'whacked a 115 deg magnetic line from the scree to the Bunnel Notch trail - downhill all the way and saves a mile of walking. Once you are out of the thick stuff that borders the scree field the woods are easy/open softwoods. I hit no ledges. I was anticipating getting down towards the trail where there are gorgeous birch glades. Yes, they were gorgeous but wall to wall ferns hide the uneven footing so I chose to take a more westerly line to stay in the softwoods where the ferns are not so thick. Time spent 'whacking was a little less than the amount of time I would have needed for the trail, emphasis on the little. And a lot more fun!  
Name
Name: old man and the saw 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-31 
Link
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