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: Thursday, March 31, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Had the whole lot to myself. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels low - all crossings easy rockhopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of newer looking blowdowns on HNT and CBT, easy enough to get under/around. Unclogged a coupla waterbars with my boots and poles. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Carried out a sock, a Bud Light can, and a broken barrette. Also "found" and disposed of some garbage in the parking lot. 
Comments: Started off barebooting but within 1/4 mile put on spikes since heavily trodden trail was pretty icy. Carried crampons but with temps above freezing all night, icy sections on the steeps remained softened and grippy enough that spikes were adequate this day. Went clockwise, up North Hancock first. Some newer snow on the ridge from a couple of days ago but not enough to warrant snowshoes. Descent of South Hancock took some care, especially with major snowballing under spikes(!), but I made it down--upright--in about 7 minutes and managed to wipe out only twice. Had the Hancocks to myself this morning. SMM 47-48/48 :)  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-31 
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