Description: Let's hike the northern-most New Hampshire 4000-footer, Mt. Cabot (4170'), plus two of the New England Hundred-Highest peaks: The Bulge (3950') with its wooded summit, and The Horn (3905') with its rocky summit offering fine views. This will be a MODERATELY-paced INTERMEDIATE-distance 11.4 mile clockwise loop on the Pilot Range through the breathtaking and remote Kilkenny wilderness. We will take these peaks via the Bunnell Notch, Mt Cabot, Kilkenny Ridge, and Unknown Pond Trails, in that order. The elevation gain is an ADVANCED 3577' and worth every inch. Estimated hike time is 7 hrs. 30 mins. Sorry, no pets, kids, or guests. To find the trailhead, please refer to this Google Map.
Environment: Mountain weather is subject to rapid changes and extreme conditions so be prepared (see Gear Info below). As such, please note that the forecast or conditions found during the hike may lead to changes in our plans, even an event cancellation. The mountain will be there another day. To learn more about the weather specific to this event, please see these MWOBS and Mountain Forecast sites.
Gear Info: Specific hiking gear such as extra insulating layers and rain and wind protection are as critical as food and plenty of fresh water, while other items such as cotton articles of clothing should be avoided on all hikes. This is for your safety and well-being. Additionally, certain items -- The Updated Ten Essentials (PDF) -- should be in your pack at all hikes. If you're not familiar with the type of gear you should bring, or how to use it, do feel free to contact me for more information. Please note, for this event no specialized equipment is needed, but you will be notified if this changes.
Screening: Please take a moment to answer the RSVP questions when responding. It's for safety reasons this information be provided. Failure to furnish the requested information may result in removal from the activity. Also note, since this is an AMC-NH excursion, you will also be contacted by phone for a verbal screening. Moreover, you will be required to sign a release form or waiver at the time of the event. If you're not familiar with this document, a copy can be seen Here (PDF).
Disclaimer: As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code; the organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.