Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, The Horn, NH
Trails: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Horn Spur, Unknown Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 15, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots were surprisingly mostly full at 10:30, though we got a spot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Three things worthy of note: 1. Based on people’s usage habits and the resultant plant growth, the sign at the intersection of Bunnell Notch and York Pond isn’t really at the intersection. It’s partway up Bunnell Notch and rapidly being blocked by plants. 2. I would love to see a little rerouting at around the half-mile mark on Unknown Pond trail. This is the only part of the trail that is really hard to follow even with GPS or Gaia or AllTrails. The trail seems to disappear into either the stream or the marsh, while a “false” trail seems to lead one astray. 3. There is one blowdown that could use attention because it’s tricky to get around. It’s on Kilkenny Ridge near The Bulge. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: On The Horn, unless your dog is part mountain goat, I’d use the workaround on The Horn. It goes to the left as you’re coming up the spur. 
Bugs: Wind and temps kept them at bay. Saw a few skeeters as we neared the parking lot at the end and one black fly on The Horn. That was it. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Picture perfect day to be out there. Temps were ideal and the wind kept the bugs away. Couldn’t ask for much more. Pics and vid’s will be up on Instagram tomorrow @quantum.moxie  
Name: Ian D 
E-Mail: iantdurham at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-06-15 
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