Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 7, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 4 cars in small lot closest to York Pond Trail, about 6 in the larger lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Very manageable, all step overs, or a couple rock hops, one crossing had a nice fallen tree over it that made life easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A variety of step over blow downs. A couple bigger ones on Kilkenny ridge- one that has created a herd path around it 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Just our Ellie today and one other canine friend named Milo. They interacted happily and we can verify that Ellie had a wonderful day 
Bugs: Just in the lot 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: After the week of big rain we expected lots of drama but it was not to be. Lots of dry trail down low (and some higher too!) Mud, as is to be expected in Spring, but mostly avoidable except for a couple areas. Solid monorail at about 3300 feet, micro spikes make for easy going.
All in all a lovely Spring day, conditions really very decent, couldn't ask for a better weather day, saw a few decent sized groups of backpackers all whom seemed to be loving life and enjoying the day. We have never hiked Cabot on a nice day, and by golly who would have thought- it's a really nice hike when it isn't pouring rain or 17 degree ice.  
Name: Sara 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-07 
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