Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was full when I arrived with cars parked along the road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: hoppable - no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: a large blowdown a few tenths of a mile up after the Kilkenny Ridge trail junction. Needs more than a handsaw. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw three wonderful pups (in addition to Astrid) with awesome owners. Also saw a picture of a beautiful GSD, Cami (sp?) 
Bugs: When the wind wasn't blowing they were bugging. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day and awesome people on the trail - one of which I knew. No snow until 3700 ft. Put my rock spikes on when the monorail started a few tenths of a mile below the cabin. Kept them on until the summit. Met the coolest group of hikers at the summit who shared some Cabot cheese with Astrid and me. Astrid just accepted a handful of people into her pack as a result. They were going to head over to the horn and the bulge and see what it was like. I'm sure they'll probably post a report about the conditions they found. I was told Rogers ledge was clear of snow and ice. The snowpack (or what's left of it) is not very deep (1-2 ft at the most between the cabin and the summit) and it won't be long before it's gone. The actual summit has no snow and the cairn is visible. The cairn to the spring is visible - can't imagine anyone wanting to trek down there. There were people making this trek without traction - they had really to take their time. I'm a bit lazy when it comes to having to be careful with footing on snow and ice, so Wearing rock spikes allowed me to barrel on through. There are some muddy sections down low but it's avoidable for the most part.  
Name: BubblesTheHiker 
E-Mail: kdoer @ yahoo . com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-13 
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