|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Hancock, South Hancock, NH|
||Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, October 14, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Fine though mostly full at 10:00am.
Crazy at 4:30pm. Gridlock at the lot and on the road going toward Conway that I've never seen. Foliage season is peak |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All able to be crossed on rocks pretty easily. Plenty of crossings during this hike |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Not much. Trail to the South Peak has some serious erosion |
||Some flying around, but no bother |
|Lost and Found:
||This was a pretty easy hike. A walk in and out. Only really noticeable change in elevation is up/down to the North and South Peaks. Water crossings were easy. Many nice people to talk to. 65-70 in mid-Oct was a surprise. Some views off the North Peak lookout though not looking at much color. Views off the South Peak were much better with a colorful valley beyond the pines. A lot of pine on this hike and these peaks. Better foliage may be elsewhere if you want to be right in it. Great to be out though.|
I would say the Kang from Lincoln to the Hancock Parking lot is right around peak right now - some spots ahead, some behind. North of Lincoln around Cannon is getting past peak (it's always colder there).
||Tom B |
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.