Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, The Horn, Rogers Ledge, NH
Trails: Mill Brook Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, York Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 29, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Berlin Hatchery. Posted sign says gate open from 8am-4pm. We called to check, and learned that gate will be open till 10pm. This enabled us to spot a car and eliminate 2 miles of road walking. Do your own due diligence if you go! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some submerged bog crossings take a little bit of focused balance to cross. Rest is rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blazes are few and far between, though trail is fairly straightforward  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dylan had no issues on the trail. Plenty of water everywhere, apart from a manageable stretch around Mt Cabot itself. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: If you're reading this from your cube midweek, and the weather is still looking nice and sunny up north - figure out an excuse and head up! Foliage was at peak, hiking up through the deciduous trees was fantastic, topped only by the views from Rogers Ledge and the Horn. Wow! We camped at the Unknown Pond tentsite, which was clean and well maintained. This weekend it got pretty crowded, so if you're planning for a weekend stay plan to get there early. Allegedly, Backpacker magazine wrote about this loop recently, and had some wrong trail information.  
Name: Iva 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-09-30 
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