|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Hancock, South Hancock, NH|
||Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 7, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Crossings are mostly in good shape, although at one we had to take two full steps under water, and at others several steps on bare rock. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails are in good shape if people keep wearing snow shoes. |
|Lost and Found:
||We saw no less than seven people in four different groups doing the loop counter-clockwise, and when we noted that the White Mountain Guide suggested only ever do it clockwise, we got blank stares. One group looked to be carrying adequate gear, the others had tiny daypacks.|
PEOPLE, DO THE LOOP CLOCKWISE ONLY! The up is very steep and going down is quite dangerous. Also, if you winter hike, buy the most recent AMC White Mountain Guide, and read the trail descriptions before every hike. Finally, if you are out in winter and you don't have a foam pad and adequate clothing to sit for six or seven hours for a rescue crew to reach you if you or someone breaks a leg, you should read, THE LAST TRAVERSE, by Ty Gagne. Hiking in the Whites in winter is a serious undertaking.
||B the Hiker |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.