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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: Friday, March 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot on Kanc across from trailhead plowed and plenty of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings passable - but with warmer weather coming ice bridges may become unstable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw an adorable 6 month old Border Collie coming down with her human :)  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail has old postholes almost the entire way but they are avoidable - just pay attention you don't fall into any. We wore our Hillsounds and gave the snowshoes a free ride today-first time all winter though. Wind was crazy but going up to North it was blocked and the sun was incredible. However, made the snow soft and slushy. Crazy steep and did stop a couple times to talk about whether or not to switch to snowshoes just to get the advantage of our lifts more than anything. Between North and South there was more drifting snow. Wind increased quite a bit at South. Views to the prezis were great as well as into the pemi and up to Franconia Ridge. Love this hike in winter! Epic butt sledding down from south...thought I was in a toboggan the trail was so perfectly groomed for this! Watch out for the trees though - you really get cooking!  
Name
Name: Michelle 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jcmg2012@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-20 
Link
Link: http:// 
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