Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock (attempt), NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 29, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were interesting with higher water due to recent rains combined with slush that would not support weight, some ice - both thin and crunchy as well as weight-bearing. They were not impassable - we made it through the first three large crossings before coming to one that just made me (V) too nervous. There was at least one hiker ahead of us who did make it across.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Nyx got carried across a couple of the crossings today but found her way on the ice on others.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: An aborted attempt for the Hancocks today. Trail was in great shape - microspikes made for quick work of it, but the water crossings required a lot of time and care. Climbing on/over downed trees, icy rocks, underwater rocks with lots of slush. Many thanks to Mark, Tim and Tracey for their support when we turned around at the 4th major crossing and instead headed over to Greeley Ponds to try to extend our mileage for the day! V--  
Name: Tim&Val 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-11-29 
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