Ascent of Mount Cabot on 2019-06-28
|Others in Party:||Emily Dresser|
|Date:||Friday, June 28, 2019|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4160 ft / 1267 m|
Ascent Trip ReportThe weather forecast was good, my meeting schedule was light and Emily was home which meant Friday was a hiking day. We decided on Cabot the night before because the long drive means we need the long days of summer to make the ride up, hike and get back without having to worry about having enough daylight. The 3+ hour drive wasn't fun but we knew the weather was going to be good, the only question was, how bad were the bugs going to be?
The mosquitoes were ready to go right at the York Pond trailhead where we parked but as we got moving they really weren't an issue. Hiked up the York Pond Trail then the Bunnell Notch Trail before getting on the Kilkenny Ridge Trail. Enjoyed the views on Bunnell Ledge where we ran into the first person of the day. She had been hiking all week and this was her last day on the trail.
From there it was a quick uphill to the cabin and the partial view at the location of the old tower. We walked back to the cabin to grab a few pictures. While we did, we ran into another couple who we passed up and down the trail all day. From there we hiked up to Cabot and grab some quick shots at the summit but the mosquitos and black flies were bad. At this point we put on bug nets and stuck with them for most of the rest of the day.
The Killkenny Ridge trail after Cabot going north was rough, there were still some blowdowns and the trail was very washed out on the steep parts. We made our way over the Bulge and out to the Horn. Met another couple on the Horn and we circled the boulders and finally found a way to get up. Atop the Horn the views were nice but even with the slight breeze the bugs were still bothering us so we decided to make the long walk down. Finished up on Killkenny and then down Unknown Pond where we stopped at the pretty little pond before ending back up at the trailhead. The Unknown Pond trail was very muddy in some spots with signs of moose, but no sightings today.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||174 ft / 52 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||519 ft / 157 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||0.7 mi / 1.2 km|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Mud/Swamp|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||160 ft / 48 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 132 ft / 40 m; Extra: 28 ft / 8m|
| Loss on way in:||28 ft / 8 m|
| Distance:||0.3 mi / 0.5 km|
| Route:||Killkenny Ridge|
| Start Trailhead:||4028 ft / 1227 m|
| Time:||19 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||491 ft / 149 m|
| Loss Breakdown:||Net: 477 ft / 145 m; Extra: 14 ft / 4m|
| Gain on way out:||14 ft / 4 m|
| Distance:||0.4 mi / 0.7 km|
| Route:||Killkenny Ridge|
| End Trailhead:||3683 ft / 1122 m|
| Time:||16 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Cabot Bulge Horn|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 3645 ft / 1111 m Total Trip Loss: 3602 ft / 1098 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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