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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks The Horn, NH
Trails
Trails: Unknown Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 25, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking on Mill Brook Rd right after 2nd bridge. Parking at an angle for about 3 cars.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Unknown Pond Tr could use some brushing past the town marker. A few blowdowns that are easy to step over. Kilkenny Ridge Tr is in good shape except for first bog bridge. Bridge is in sad shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Nothing going up, plenty down below on way out 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A pleasant serene hike. I saw no humans all day. Love those spiders webs in the face. A lot rockier than I expected especially after the bog section on the Kilkenny Ridge Tr. By rock I mean wet,slippery,fall on your face rock. Slow going thru this part. There are no real steep sections on either trail. Moderate up with some nice flat sections. Unknown Pond is a gem in the middle of nowhere. The spur to the Horn is an easy climb. Stay to the herd paths that go left. Actual summit is very small. A 3 piece band would be crowded. Views were very nice although hazy for any mountains in the far distance. I suppose the humidity caused this.

My plan was to tag Mt Cabot during this hike. I could see both the Bulge and Mt Cabot from the Horn. It looked like it was far away but I knew it was only 1 mile to Mt Cabot. I was so beat from the rocky section and the humidity that I decided to do Mt Cabot another day. I was so close. Oh well.  
Name
Name: Old Man Alone 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-26 
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