Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 11, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of space today 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hopable, one has grouping of logs as a bridge easily navigated w/spikes. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in good shape, one large tree on Hancock Trail easy to get around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Cooper had a great hike topped off with a find of a chuck-it ball on the descend of S. Hancock (packed that out). 3 other friendly doggies enjoying the day. 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Dry trail to start didn't last long; Rock spikes went on after about 1/2 mile and stayed on until returning to the same place on trail. Trail had icy patches that gradually developed into a soft mushy mashed potato monorail with post holes on the sides, Stepping off the monorail resulting is slipping into the holes. Both ascent and decent varied between soft frozen ice flows and patches of snow. Descent of south peak was slow going. Trail between the peaks was a developing monorail of soft snow, with more post holes. Seemed that the amount of bare ground down low was increasing with the heat of the day. Lots of flowing water on the trail and in the streams.  
Name: CookiesOnTop 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-11 
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