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: Friday, November 27, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A few crossings, all easy with rock hopping. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few small blowdowns, all easily passable. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Upper sections of Hancock Loop Trail, both North & South peaks, are very steep. Might be tough for some dogs, but saw a few out there that were doing just fine for themselves. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Today was unseasonably warm, so there was lots of standing water and mud. However, this will probably all be iced over as soon as the temps drop again. We brought micro spikes but didn't use them; probably in your best interest to bring them just in case. There were still areas of light ice that we were able to walk around. Great easy start/end to this hike, but pretty brutal ascent up the North peak in the upper section of Hancock Loop Trail (last .7) and very steep descent down first .5 miles from summit of South peak. Lots of people out today, great day for a hike!  
Name: nachopeople 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-11-27 
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