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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: Sunday, October 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Trailhead opposite the Hatchery. 7 vehicles on arrival including vehicles parked roadside. no vehicles on return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: low,easily rock hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape. i noticed 3 low blowdowns on Bunnell Notch Trail- easy stepovers. The Trail sign on Bunnell Notch Trail where trail takes a hard left is missing. old post off trail a bit. The Mt Cabot trail sign is also down. Blazing above the cabin still looks great and will be very helpful in the upcoming winter months 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none today 
Bugs
Bugs: i noted 1 non biting insect 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: An unexpectedly beautiful hike of Mt Cabot this afternoon. With heavy cloudcover above Bunnell Rock and zero views above the Cabin i happened to see slight clearing at viewpoint heading back to the Cabin from summit and decided to bushwhack over to the scree field and was astounded by the expansive views! This was my first venture out to this and was astounded. This route gave me a totally new perspective of this hike. At the end of field i entered into a fairly open forest eventually into a patch of windblown glades and finally into a ferny open area rejoining Bunnell Notch Trail.The Cabin looks great inside and out. There is a new cabin notebook and a nice bulletin board with older photos of the Cabin and the Firetower. Great job USFS!!  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-17 
Link
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