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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We got one of the last spots. Please dont be *that* person and make others do 27 point turns to get out of the spot because you parked behind them along the gaurd rail. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The big one is bridged still, though I did note two new post holes through it in the strong sun. It likely needs a few more days to firm up, or be destroyed, it could go either way. Most other minor crossings where bridged or hoppable, however atleast one on the return trip was no longer with us. May it rest in pieces. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few leaners, a few excited to take out an eye limbs, and a few for the limbo champions out there. Nothing a hand saw cannot fix. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few dogs enjoying the stunner of a day 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Two water bottles at the N/S Junction down low 
 
Comments
Comments: A FINE day to be in the forest. I will say the doom and gloom of trip reports yesterday made it seem like it was impossible to hike today because of wrecked trails and horrible going. I found none of those to be true. PR lowered, considerably, today for this route. The forecast was right, for down low. The wind was howling like the Baldwin Engines that roared down Hancock Notch of yesteryear. Lots of little mini snow squalls/tornados in the parking lot. Once we got into the woods a bit with a buffer it ebbed considerably. Cold, but not horrible. Very fast going. Did note many post holes along the way, all of which are not on the narrow single track trail bed. If you step off, you're going down with the ship for sure. Found all trails, aside from the usual spots on the ridge line firm and supportive. Bare boot to Cedar Brook, Spikes to N/S junction, shoes for ascent/descent, and same footwear on the way out. Noticibly softer on way out, but still quite supportive. Lots of powdered sugar snow along trails but little to no accumultion overnight. All in all an awesome day and glad we got out! But please, WEAR YOUR SNOWSHOES!  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & Ms. Mix-a-lot 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-13 
Link
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