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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, Mt. Carrigain, NH
Trails
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail, Wilderness Trail, Desolation Trail, Signal Ridge Trail, FR85, Sawyer River Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 14, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Hancock Notch Trailhead had quite a few cars (tourist enjoying the leaves/ view) but they did not stay long.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Too many to list but all passable without issues. Lots of water in the brooks/ rivers for the fall. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Most of the trails are in good shape with the occasional blowdown. The FR85 shortcut to Sawyer River Road is easy to follow but overgrown. Hancock Notch Trail near Hancock Notch is not super easy to follow and requires paying attention to the clues.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Very few flying bugs and none of the biting type. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice 2 nights/ 3 days. 33 miles. Very few people on the trails. Most doing a day-hike to the Hancocks or Carrigain.  
Name
Name: Ricardo 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Ricardoinsalem@outlook.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-16 
Link
Link: http:// 
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