|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Hancock, South Hancock, NH|
||Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, January 19, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Large and plowed -- thanks! |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy rock hops or iced over nicely. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Would've been a cold day for a pooch. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found cotton sweatshirt "2000 NY Mets" on Hancock Loop. Packed out and left in trailhead gazebo. ||
||Finally a day that felt like winter. Had the Hancocks to myself.|
Snowshoed Kanc to Kanc although could have barebooted first/last ~3 miles. Went clockwise -- up North first. MSRs w/televators rocked on the steep climb, and there was finally enough snow over the ice that spikes or crampons were unnecessary this day. Snowshoes are the way to go right now.
There was a strong wind and some pretty good drifting on the ridge which got deeper closer to South Hancock, over knee deep in spots. Descent was fast and fun.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.