Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: allot space 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There is 6 water crossing, they all very doable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was good 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hancock Notch Trail and Cedar Brook Trail were snow free for most the way, but very wet and Muddy…..The Stream crossings were quite easy, there are six of them and if you take your time to look for the right rock to hoop over you can stay boot dry with no problem. On the way we came across few hiker that had overnighter and as we asked how the trail was, they recommended to go up South first because it was still holding allot snow and it was tricky coming down on it, North however, was snow free and if they would have done again, that’s the way they would choose…as we approached the Hancock Loop Trail we were quite impressed by how much snow it was still on the South Trail…Going up south was steep, snowy and slippery at points, but we made up with just a light traction and no problems…..We were also impressed by how much snow the ridge is still holding, making it a narrow monorail, but very doable…..Coming down North Peak was tricky, not as easy as we expected to start with, a little snow as we started to descend, but that ended very shortly and we end up coming down on a loose, eroded rock trail that made it a very tricky descent….but as a reward we were gift with a trailside Grouse that let us getting quite close for that wildlife camera shot. But even with that rock and difficult descent we however, thought we made the right decision going up South first and Descend North. The day was beautiful with only couple of clouds that blew off and provided some nice views along the way, and also the views from the North Outlook were Superb! Over all Great day out there with great people! And Happy Trails to all…  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-05-17 
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