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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: Friday, July 10, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A few spaces available this afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: A little higher than normal in summer, but rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two stepovers on Hancock Notch Trail. Blowdowns recently cleared on Hancock Loop - thank you! Massive, unmitigated erosion on Hancock Loop. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Occasional deer fly, but otherwise minimal. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails were wet in places this afternoon/evening prior to the tropical storm arriving. Mud bogs on the approaches and areas of running water on the pitches. The ridge itself wasn't too bad though. Massive erosion on either side of the loop makes for slow going, as rocks and trees continue to come down. Trail is in dire need of major work.

Still a few lady slippers in bloom on the lower Hancock Loop.

Hazy, hot, humid afternoon/evening, but rain fortunately held off.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-10 
Link
Link: http://hike.franklinsites.com 
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