Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Hancock, North Hancock , NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: pretty empty lot today (fee) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: water levels low but ice covered rocks made a few crossings interesting..partially submerged rocks the right choice in places 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails in good shape..water bars working on Hancock Notch Trail..Cedar Brook and parts of the Loop trail have some rough spots 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: dog on the loop prior to me slipped several times on ice as evidence with paw prints in the trace of snow 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Nice clear day, cold at the base and windy in places . Minor flow ice on Hancock Notch Trail. Once onto Cedar Brook there was more of it though bootable with care. Icy rocks on several of the crossings made it interesting. Loop trail had more flow ice and I put on spikes near the side hill brook crossing and left them on back to there though certainly there were stretches of dry trail. Ascent to South had some ice but not bad really. Cold and blustery on the seems always windy there. Trail across had a dusting of snow, some frozen granular, some ice..spikes were perfect. Once to the col the winds died and the ascent to North via the tunnel was smooth sailing. Far ranging views on a pretty clear day. Parts of the descent were soft, some hard, some wet, some blue ice..while person in front of me booted it I being the sissy kept spikes on and that worked fine and kept me in the trailbed as well. Fast track back out..temps dropped quickly as the sun started down..I would expect some more of the water spots to be frozen overnight. Great day out.  
Name: silverfox 
E-Mail: marktaub.metrocastdot net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-11-20 
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