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: Sunday, March 24, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Entrance to the Hancock parking area was a little dicey but once in, it was fine.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No doggos today.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a phone and returned it to its rightful owner.  
Comments: Handcock notch trail and cedar brook trail were well broken out and compacted. Bare boots were fine on those. Strapped on snowshoes while on Hancock loop where it was softer and less broken out. Trail between summits was sketchy and hard to follow. We followed other snowshoe tracks but it seemed like we weren’t on the trail for a significant portion of the time. However, we ended up where we wanted to be. Pine boughs to the face were frustrating because of the deep snow pack. Amazing views from North Hancock and some lookouts between North and South peaks. Butt slid down a good part of the trail after South Hancock peak. Snow got stickier by the end of the day and spikes were helpful for the last 3 miles or so.  
Name: Emily and Sean 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-24 
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