Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cabot, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 15, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings and drainages were running and open. Rock hoppable while submerging a toe or foot 3-4". I walked through with snowshoes on. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I left a set of black REI mitts right near the trailhead on the snowbank as I was taking off my snowshoes. Would be thrilled to have them back. Email me if found ejhansen at gmail 
Comments: A bit of everything today with rain, mist, a brief speck of sunlight, but otherwise totally socked in above 2000'. I put on snowshoes almost immediately and kept them on the whole way. There are sections on the initial flats and through Bunnell Notch that are open and muddy/wet, but snow cover here, mushy as it was, was still >95%. Once on Kilkenny Tr proper the snowpack is consistent and firmer through the higher elevations and summit plateau. Relatively few postholes but there are a few whoppers on Bunnell Notch especially around the wet and soggy drainage areas. Waterproof boots, high gaiters and snowshoes all highly recommended for the time being. It'll get (much) worse before it gets better.  
Name: Eric H 
E-Mail: ejhansen at 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-15 
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