Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 27, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 2 spots left at 9:15 a.m.. Could have been 3 if someone didn’t park like an idiot making one spot unusable.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were all low and rock hoppable with some ice on the rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One step over blowdown.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several happy ones. 
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
Comments: Spikes went on about 1/2 mile in. Slippery black ice for much of the first 1.8 miles to Cedar Brook junction. Patchy black ice (more mud) between there and Hancock Loop. Spikes on/off for the 1.1 to the North/South split. Good traction needed up North especially from about 1/2 mile before North peak all the way across the ridge until about 1/3 mile down South peak - lots of thick unavoidable ice. I imagine there will be more ice overall due to below freezing temps for tonight and tomorrow/Saturday. Definitely take your good/aggressive spikes if you go Saturday. If you are extra cautious or have knee issues on the steeps you might want full crampons.  
Name: TheGingerHiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-27 
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