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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issue. 6 cars in the lot in mid afternoon. Saw just 3 other hikers. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Fairly easy to rock hop without getting wet. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in good condition. The ridge between the two peaks has several trails through it, some leading into soft snow and bushwhack conditions. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trail was in great condition for spring hiking. We switched to micro spikes after about one half mile. Used them for the rest of the hike, until the final half mile. Hard packed snow/ice with very little post holing. Firm footing. Spikes were fine for the ascent to the North peak, but a bit treacherous for the descent from the south peak. Crampons would have given better traction on the descent. Easy to lose the trail between the two peaks. Snow shoes were not needed.  
Name
Name: Jabberwalk 
E-Mail
E-Mail: erwhitmo@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-07 
Link
Link: http:// 
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