Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Terrace Mountain, North Terrace Mountain, Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, South Terrace Spur, Cabot Spring Spur, Bunnell Notch Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: York Pond Trail head parking is for about six cars? and it was full at 8:15 am. We continued past and drove past the No Parking No Pooping building and at the end is a parking area for at least 4 cars.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridges and rock hop-able 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The addition of some new blazes on the Kilkenny Ridge Trail are helpful. A few blow downs along the way with most all with established herd paths. Lower half of the Cabot Spur is brushed out nicely the upper half needs some work. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: why not but very dry on the Kilkenny Ridge Trail 
Bugs: Oh dear the dear flies were vexing!!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We felt better about parking at the end of the road than trying to fit on the side of the road by the small York Pond Trail parking area. We zoomed up the York Pond Trail to reach the Kilkenny Ridge Trail a mixture of new and old blazes were helpful navigating the way. The wonderful soft foot bed of this lightly used trail was wonderful. On South Terrace we enjoyed hazy views and we took a nice break. On North Terrace there is a summit sign bolted to a tree. We didn't see a soul until we started up Cabot (total of 14 people for the day). At Bunnell Rock we stopped at the snack bar and sat in the hot sun since the deer flies didn't love the hot sun. About elevation 3900', where the ferns are in the woods I cut into the forest to go find Cabot's big scree field (you really see it big time from Terrace) after finding it I headed up and East and discovered more wide open rock covered slopes--what a place look forward to a longer visit. I continued going up and into the mostly open woods until I hit the summit ridge and got back on the trail near the privy. Bria and Danielle continued up the trail and went to the Cabot Spring and I met them at the Spring. Danielle filtered some water from the "unreliable spring." The upper portion of the spur needs some brushing the lower half is in good shape. We hit the summit and then retraced our way back to he cabin that is looking pretty sad compared it its former glory, the rain barrel is no longer functional. Danielle led the way and raced us down the trail, even as fast as we were hiking a pair of trail runners went blowing by us. We were out of the Fish Hatchery by 3:50 pm so we don't know if they really lock the gate at 4 pm or not. A day of excellent red-lining for Bria and Danielle and first visit but not my last to the scree field. This route was just over 12 miles.  
Name: Nordic_Gal, Bria, Danielle 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-29 
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