The Horn 3,905 Ft, The Bulge 3920 Ft, Mt. Cabot 4,170 Ft
Unknown Pond, Kilkenny Ridge, The Horn Spur (Out&Back)
(4:00P- 6:30P)(7:45A-9:45A) 4.5 hours
It was supposed to rain fairly well on Saturday. Said so all week in the reports. With that in mind I wanted to stay below tree line and work on my second round of the 48. Great weekend for the Pilot range. Cabot has a cabin on top and there should be no one out there right? Well with that said I talked with a friend and we agreed to meet up there. So General Patton and I packed up later on Saturday night and made our way up there. Here we go.
This time of year it can get wet and cold very quickly up there. Bring waterproof layers and warm cloths for the summits. Once we got to Unknown pond it started to rain. I pulled out my umbrella and moved to the horn. I failed to get any pictures of this as the weather made it hard to take any good shots. I only had my phone as I forgot my camera at home. Oh well. We got to the cabin and when we did there were 11 others there with another dog, Ringo. A fantastic dog. Patton got along well till the morning with Ringo in was fun. Together the Cabot Cabin Crew had a famous evening as we celebrated 4 48 finishers. It was indeed one of the best nights out in memory. Any of you folks that were there that night please comment below! We all slept well that night in the warm cabin heated with so many peoples heat. Patton helped me as well as he sneaked into my sleeping bag.
The Next day we made haste back to the car parked back at Mill pond rd. The goal was to meet up with my friend Christophe who was one of the previous nights 11 at Waumbek parking lot. It was almost 8.
We finished just before 10. It was a quick out hike and I did not get to many shots of this hike, but it was a great time out in the woods. All the folks involved helped make it one to remember. The Horn and the Bulge are on the New England hundred highest peaks list as well. We now would drive back through Lancaster on our way to the other side of the range to hike Waumbek. Check out the next report on Mt. Waumbek and Mt. Starr King to see the rest of the weekend on the Pilot range!