Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
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 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All able to be crossed on rocks pretty easily. Plenty of crossings during this hike 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Not much. Trail to the South Peak has some serious erosion 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Some flying around, but no bother 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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).  
Name: Tom B 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-15 
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