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: Friday, August 13, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 3 cars in lot @ 7:30 start / 15 at 11:45 finish, few more spaces available. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few step overs 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy for dogs, although there is a steep climb and down hill w/loose rocks/gravel. Plenty of water crossings providing fresh mountain water for pups on the flats. However, there is no water on ascent and decent of the loop trail, so one may want extra for this section and along the ridge (water crossing immediately before the ascent of N Hancock was also dry). Coop had a great time in the forest, and met 2 other pups out on the trails. 
Bugs: Buzzing, and some biting.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Good to start early before the heat of the day. Trail was mostly dry, but there were a few sections with mud. The mud sections were starting to dry up (not squishy), and were easily avoided, but after the expected rains, there could be larger muddy sections. Expected to see more mud on the ridge trail, but most were fairly dry (or drying), bridges were in excellent shape, and kept feet out of mud in a few spots. As usual, views were nothing to write home about. About a dozen others enjoying the day, including a 4 year old working on her 48 (already completed 41). Great going!!!  
Name: CookiesOnTop 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-14 
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