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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 13, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 1 car at 7am, lot almost full at 11am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Had to step in a bit of water flowing over rocks but stayed dry, water levels were manageable today 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Same old stuff going on atop the ridge :) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Some bare ground to start but most of the Hancock Notch & Cedar Brook trails is still snow covered and nicely packed, especially this morning with the cooler temps overnight. Some bare areas where it's wetter and/or where there's more sun. Bare booted to the crossing just before Hancock Loop Trail and then opted for spikes since the rocks were icy. Went up North and it was also icy in some spots but there was enough texture to it and a bit of granular snow atop that my hiking partner was ok in just bare boots the whole way (I however was quite glad to be in spikes and could have even gone for full traction for an easier climb). Ridge has been packed by boots but is in good shape, pretty stable and no big drifts. Heading down South there was good snow cover, almost no ice.  
Name
Name: Tres 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-13 
Link
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