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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: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I think there was 5 cars in the lot at 8:00, was pretty full at 1:45 though. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopping on all crossings, no problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Looked like LOTS of blowdowns were cleared this year, many thanks to those who handled it!! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw two dogs, in same group. Besides the steep sections on both peaks, and loose rock and gravel in those sections, I think most dogs would have no problems. 
Bugs
Bugs: There were some black flies, mostly on S. Hancock I guess, but they were a non issue. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: My first time over the Hancocks, overall, this is about 75% very easy, and 25% difficult in the steep ascent and descent sections. Loose rocks and gravel in those steep sections too. There was some mud and water lower down on Cedar Brook and Hancock Notch trails, but nothing to present a problem or even slow you down. Water crossings were very easy, though looked like they would not be quite so easy with any significant rain. Pretty much a typical summer hike in the White Mountains.  
Name
Name: Erich 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-22 
Link
Link: http:// 
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