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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Arrow Slide, Hancock Loop Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 1, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns on the Hancock Notch Trail. I spent about 45 minutes cutting many of them out of the way but there are still plenty left. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Madison had fun. Although Madison did all right on Arrow Slide, I wouldn't recommend it for dogs and won't bring her on it again. Too much loose scree. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started on dry trail with no snow. About 1/2 mile in I ran into snow. Not worth putting any traction on. From there it was snow for 100 feet and then bare trail for a hundred feet etc... Gradually becoming more snow, but I didn't bother putting traction on. I decided to take Arrow Slide for the first time since it looked mostly clear of snow. Ended up with a 1/10 of a mile bushwhack at the top. I but my snowshoes on there and kept them on across the ridge over to South Hancock and down to the base of the loop.  
Name
Name: Eric Rathbun 
E-Mail
E-Mail: elrathbun@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-05-01 
Link
Link: http://ericexplores.com/2010/05-01/entry.shtml 
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