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: Sunday, July 20, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: full lots everywhere 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: crossings all low and easily crossed today 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: encouraged to see lots of material in place for steps and drainage work on Hancock Notch Trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: i think I saw one 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Adjusted plans as higher summits didn't look that great. A little rain at the start but things cleared off nicely. Hancock Notch Trail in good shape. Cedar Brook has some rough spots. I followed herd paths and some flagging that continues a route we did this winter that essentially avoids 4 water crossings and replaces the blown out part of Cedar Brook trail. Starts along the well used "herd path" that avoids the 3 and 4 crossings and ends up just above crossing number 6. No cutting has been done but there is a foot bed in places and really only one spot. Way better than the muddy mess there now on Cedar Brook. South part of loop had much loose gravel in places, the ridge was excellent though narrow corridor in places. North had some loose stuff near the top but pretty well scoured down below. The brook was running pretty well and then just disappears at the bottom there. so cool. Great day to be out  
Name: silverfox 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-07-20 
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