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: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was first in the lot this morning-snow was cleared well and there was some ice but on exit with these warm temps-this were melting and it was mostly pavement 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water was low-crossed on rocks  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First on the trail this morning. It appeared a solo hiker, I’m assuming on Monday, broke trail with the new snow (thank you to whoever that was! I’ve been sick with this forever cold and have broken Hancock before and struggled doing it so I was dreading having to do it again). I was also solo so I cleaned it up some.

While climbing up North summit, a man caught up with me and passed and broke in the other half of the trail for me over to South-which was much appreciated. On the descent there were a good amount of people heading in (mixture of spikes/shoes) so things should be nicely packed down after today.

Back on Cedar Brook and the Notch trail at exit things looked good enough for just spikes but I would suggest snowshoes for elevations above 3000  
Name: Pickles 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-26 
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