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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails
Trails: York Pond Road, York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: There is a logging operation going on and technically York Pond and Unknown Pond Trailheads are closed. The very nice NH Fish and Game official told me that I should plan to park a mile lower on the road;. I’m not 100% sure where he meant though, so it may be worthwhile checking in down at the hatchery so that you don’t end up ticketed or towed. There’s also a sign indicating that one should park at the Mill Brook TH which would add 2 miles.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several easy crossings, just step-overs. A couple of rocky spots.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A handful of blowdowns, but avoidable or step-over-able 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No canines our today. It was freakin’ COLD! 
Bugs
Bugs: None. Yay!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Camped out overnight about 2 miles from the trailhead. Got up early this morning to summit, and after following snowshoe tracks all day yesterday, I was super disappointed when the tracks turned around about 3/4 mi after my camp. So...I broke trail the rest of the way up Bunnell and ALL of Kilkenny, to the Cabot summit. Fortunately it wasn't a super deep snowfall, but there were a couple of places where I wasn’t sure if I was on the right track. There was a party of 4 in microspikes and another party of one, also in spikes, in addition to my husband and me, who wore snowshoes.  
Name
Name: Evenstar 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Hikrgrl at the gmail  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-30 
Link
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