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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only two other cars when I arrived late morning. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The large drainages were solidly bridged. All others were easy rock hops. Extremely low water flows. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Excellent shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No issues 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Bare boot to the bottom of the N steeps. Switched to shoes for the traction and televators. Flex Alps had great purchase. Walked straight up the fall line. Stayed in shoes for the entire loop. 6+" of new snow/drifts on the ridge. Glissading down S was very, very fast and long. I was breaking most of the ride. Gridder Dale slid down about one hour before I did. Dropped ~700' on the first ride, walked a few feet then dropped another 200'. It took just under 8 minutes to go from S Peak to the loop junction. Back to bare boot at the bottom of the steeps. Carried spikes but did not use them.  
Name
Name: Bill Cronin 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.cronin@quickservicesllc.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-03-11 
Link
Link: http:// 
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