Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 6 cars at 6:45 AM. Lot was full with some along the street at 11:15. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low and easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are very well maintained.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I think the slide would be challenging for some dogs. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This morning I ascended Hancock via the Arrow slide for the first time along with Liam.

We branched off the north side of the loop trail at the low point and followed a a faint heard path to the drainage. It starts out with a gradual slope with loose rock. A few tenths in becomes much more step, meeting the first of large, wet, slick slabs. We went to the left of the slab and continued upwards. Navigating around the slabs involved some scrambling on wet slabs and/or whacking through some thick stuff, often I chose the latter. We then came upon the large cairn and started working right across the slide. Some pretty loose and sketchy sections above the steep and wet slabs. At the top of the slide towards the right we followed what appeared to be a slight heard path throug some easy stuff to it rejoined the loop trail about 75-100 feet before the summit. Then continued the normal clockwise loop to South Hanckock.

Name: Kyle L 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-28 
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