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: Monday, June 8, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot 70% full at 8:30 AM (for a Monday!) 50% non-NH cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 5 notable crossings with high water but all rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns on trail side, only two major blowdowns on trails but can be navigated without trouble. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw a couple - well behaved, not on leash. 
Bugs: Only in parking lot.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Very enjoyable weather. Trails are as dry as one can expect in summer months. Hardly any ice/snow on trails. Trails easy to follow. Ascent up North Hancock is strenuous. Significant trail erosion on the steep portions. Loose rocks galore. Even on less steep portions, tree roots are exposed. Wonder how this can be fixed.

Most hikers following social distancing and quite respectful. Saw a few annoying fast hikers (more like trail runners) - giving a feeling similar to one when someone tailgates while driving. These folks were NOT properly social distancing. Not sure why the woods can't simply be a place to enjoy and relax. Need it be competitive?  
Name: Boomerang 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-09 
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