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Bunnell Notch Trail, York Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
9.6 miles round-trip
2,400 feet of elevation gain
We hiked Cabot on a really cold day (yesterday). It was -8 degrees at the trailhead. We had a great time hiking with Nick and Elle (and their parental units, Carl and Amy). These kids are impressive; they only have two more hikes to complete before they finish their round of New Hampshire’s Four Thousand Footers.
As soon as I stepped out of the car, I felt the rush that frigid air brings to one's head. My nose immediately felt stiff. My spirits heightened when I met the lively group of Ella, Nick, Amy, and Carl.
The sun rose and the day brightened, slowly but surely.
Sage and I soon transitioned from wearing Microspikes to wearing snowshoes. Snowshoes make my feet cramp, but they are quite helpful for packing out deep-ish snow.
We all focused on ascending the peak. Time seemed to fly on this hike...here is a picture of the scenery from the viewpoint. It was gorgeous!
The ends of my hair have faded to a subtle green color. Snow coated the very top layer of my hair that day, also.
Inside the Cabot Cabin:
After grabbing a swig of liquid, we headed up to the official summit of Mount Cabot.
Summit selfie with Sage!
Amy having a snack:
My fingers and toes were freezing off on the way down from the summit!
All in all, we had a great time hiking Cabot with Ella, Nick, Amy, and Carl.