Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, September 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Third car in small lot (one was there over night) @ 7:30. 3 more came right after as I was getting ready. About 10 cars when leaving @ 12:45 / 2-3 more in larger lot at Unknown Pond trail head just down road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots of them and all were easy to step over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few blow owns on Bunnell train, and on Kilkenny Ridge - all easy to step over. Trail is overall in good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Coop was the only doggie on the trail today. He had a fabulous time getting thoroughly covered in mud. Thankfully, the lower streams had enough flow to wash most of the mud from this underside and paws. Also, a bonus was the abundant opportunity to get a drink from the many flowing water crossings (which he prefers to the water I haul up the mountain for him). Go figure... 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Excellent day to get in a quick hike before the thunderstorms came rolling through at 2. I counted 18 others on the mountain to day; and most were doing an out and back with the goal of finishing before the storms, but, I think several got caught. It was viewless cloudy summit when I was there at 10:20, but by the time I finished @ 12:45 the sky was blue with fluffy clouds. However, dark clouds were rolling in from the north, and within the hour it was pouring while I was driving home. Hope all were OK.

Trail was expectedly quite muddy from the recent rain (like last night). The worst section was from the cabin to the summit. In several spots the mud was unavoidable. All the way up there were numerous muddy patches, and running water over sections of the trail. Roots and rocks were wet and slippery. There must be more water and mud after todays storms.

The cabin had some recent work is now open; it looks great. Thanks to all that worked on the upgrades!!! The color has changed to light green w/white trim and it smells of the recent painting. Spoke to one backpacker who had stayed the night, and said it was quite nice; he had the place to himself.  
Name: CookieOnTop 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-09-06 
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