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, November 9, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was close to full when I arrived around 9:30AM. Lot is used for hikers as well as sightseers on the Kanc Highway. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The many water crossings were not challenging as the water levels were low. No ice on the rocks today but that may not be the case later this week. So be cautious.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition except for a stretch on the Cedar Brook trail that had been washed out. In that section there is considerable mud. Even so, there are rocks, branches, and some high spots to facilitate passage. There is one damaged bog bridge on the Cedar Brook trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Plenty of dogs enjoying the hike today. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The Hancock Loop hike is good for these short November days. I was able to hike all the way to Hancock and then over to South Hancock without the use of traction. I decided to use microspikes for the steep descent down South Hancock as a safety precaution. I did follow one hiker who descended without traction and he only had minor slides. There is only a thin layer of compacted snow at this time. Lots of hikers out on this route today. Met Val, Per, a couple from Braintree MA,and a four year old boy named Kip who was a member of an overnight trip.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-11-09 
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