Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Hancock, North Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 22, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in the lot on the Kanc. Lot had been plowed, and a plow was there when I arrived taking care of the new snow. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings are bridged or easily step across. Just use caution, my foot did break through on the first crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great condition. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: On my decent I saw one doggo that was having a blast. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost, nothing found. 
Comments: Trails were all in great shape. Does not appear they have had much traffic this week, and with the new snow, absolutely recommend snow shoes, I wore mine start to finish. There were a few cars in the lot when I arrived, and from the tracks, they were wearing snowshoes, and started packing down a new track from the fresh snow, maybe 3 or 4 inches. Trail is very soft. On my decent, two hikers passed me wearing spikes, so yes, it's doable, but the trail really needs some more help packing out a track. In non-winter, I prefer to go up North first, but today went up South (as did the hikers before me, at the junction there were no tracks heading up North). I am very happy with this decision :) Also on my decent, I saw 4 more hikers, all in snowshoes. Absolutely beautiful day up there!  
Name: Marylyn Styles 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-22 
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