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Mt. Cabot
Lancaster, NH, Kilkenny, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Bunnell Notch Trail
Looking up the Bunnell Notch Trail

Route: York Pond Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, (Mt. Cabot), Kilkenny Ridge Trail, bushwhack, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Bunnell Notch Trail, York Pond Trail

With a cold, windy day forecasted (spring?), we headed up to Mt. Cabot. Starting at the York Pond Trail trailhead, the light trailbreaking started immediately, ranging from 2" to 6" higher up. Eventually reaching the cabin, we took an extended snack break, then geared up for the last push in the cold, windy conditions.

From near the summit, there were superb views of the Presidentials, thanks to the snowpack. After another stop at the cabin, we headed down, taking a brief detour to the scree fields, reaching them after less than 10 minutes of open (thanks to the snowpack) bushwhacking. Due to the location of the fields, we were somehwat of the wind and were treated to excellent views of the Mahoosucs and Presidentials, as well as points west. It was still cold, however, so we didn't linger long.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Cabot
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, March 27, 2011
Hike Commenced: 9:35 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,670'
Destination: Mt. Cabot
Ascent Commenced: 9:35 AM
Summit Reached: 1:48 PM
Time Elapsed: 04:13
Trailhead Elevation: 1,670'
Summit Elevation: 4,170'
Vertical Gain: 2,800'
Hike Ended: 4:33 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 06:58
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,100'


The York Pond Trail trailhead
The York Pond Trail trailhead

The Presidentials as seen from near the summit of Mt. Cabot - Click to enlarge
The Presidentials as seen from near the summit of Mt. Cabot

Part of the massive talus field on the side of Mt. Cabot
Part of the massive talus field on the side of Mt. Cabot




Directions to trailhead: Take Route 16 to Berlin, then take Route 110 west. York Pond Road will eventually be on the left. Continue through the Fish Hatchery (do be aware that the gates are only open during the day, usually 8 AM - 4 PM). The York Pond Trail trailhead and small parking area will eventually be on the left, shortly after passing the Unknown Pond Trail parking area on the right.

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