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: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking was plentiful when I arrived (7:30/45) with some spots still left when I finished (). I think some were non-hikers parking for views/pictures at the lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Most steams had at least partial snow bridges. Crossing was pretty easy even with snowshoes. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Good condition 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few dogs, all seemed in good spirits. 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: As Marylyn Styles and AndrewD noted, the trails could use more packing out. I wore snowshoes the whole way to help consolidate it more but there were little holes everywhere. It looked like heavy bare-booters were sinking in decently even on trail.

Conditions seemed to improve through the morning. It was sunny and clear at low elevation and cloudy up top, with clouds seeming to dissipate when I descended. It was very cold and windy on South Hancock but the traverse was manageable. Some people were post-holing through drifts up there too. Thankfully, I don't think the predicted wind arrived for most of the hike. Good day out!  
Name: Cloudy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-24 
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