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: Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot had 2 empty spaces at 8:15am and 1 handicapped spot open.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels low. Rock hopping doable EXCEPT beware if doing in early morning. Rocks covered in black ice. Plan extra time. Water crossing on afternoon return much easier as ice melted.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Capable Dogs on trail able to climb steep rocks and descend steep slippery slopes 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None seen 
Comments: A beautiful cold sunny day. Trails icy in morning. Microspikes put on at intersection of Hancock notch and loop trails. Glad we used them. Not enough snow for snowshoes. This is my third time doing this loop and a reconnaissance one for me. I am reminded of the narrow trails that make big groups (10) difficult to manage during Covid. It is a heavily trafficked trail that Hikers of varying paces climb. Couples and solo hikers need to pass and there’s not a lot of room to do it in. Combined with snow and ice on trail and small summits, it makes group management while social distancing difficult.  
Name: Cindy C 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-01 
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