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: Friday, May 8, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Empty lot when I started three vehicles when I returned. Plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some of the smaller crossings are still bridged, larger crossings rock hoppable with no issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns to start on Hancock Notch Trail easy stepovers. A few more difficult blowdowns between N and S Hancock that required crawling under... 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Monorail starts shortly after beginning of hike and is rock solid with a mix of bare ground and rocks.. There are postholes but no issues. Micros went on in the first thousand feet. The water is spring flow but no issues crossing.

I ascended North Hancock first- heading to South was tricky with high snowpack,blowdowns and low branches. Needed to watch eyes and ears. After reading Jabberwalks report I put crampons on while descending South Hancock and I was glad I did. It had a fresh dusting of snow,postholed and looked like nothing I'd be interested in sliding down. I met three other hikers and was nice chatting at a distance. Snowshoes had a free ride today.
Name: Scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-08 
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