|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Unknown Pond Peak, NH|
||Unknown Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 17, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Fine off of Mill Brook Road |
||Dry Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||If there ever was an "official" register on UPP it is now gone. In it's place is a glass bottle suspended by twine. The book inside the bottle is completely waterlogged thus unusable. We signed on a scrap of paper towel which was soaked from the book by the time we got it back in the bottle. |
|Lost and Found:
||A Radisson Inn ball point pen on what we guessed was the herd path to Unknown Pond Peak. Now we know where the moose picked up the brain worms. ||
||Unknown Pond Peak, Ledges above Unknown Pond|
I bring greetings to Zach Porter; the last to sign the waterlogged book on 4/5/2015. Seems hard to believe.
Unless you are working on a list, UPP is pointless. Instead, go to the ledges above Unknown Pond for a spectacular view. Due to the snow and the damnable ice we could not find the bootleg trail up to the ledges until we were well nigh the top. No matter, the 'whacking is easy and the view is as good or better than Roger's Ledge. And lovely sun on a warm spring day. Natural bench seating adds to the enjoyment.
We continued North along the ridge from the ledges rather than go back to the pond; an excellent decision. Stay in the birch glades to the North of the crappy stuff. This will bring you around the junk and down a steep pitch back to the Unknown Pond trail below where it hits the spruce. One cannot really call this bushwhacking.
Thank you George and Jill for a memorable day
||Old Man and the Saw |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.