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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks South Hancock, North Hancock, NH
Trails
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Trailhead parking opposite Trailhead. no vehicles on arrival 3 on return with steady flows arriving 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low and easily crossable. very slight increase in flow on return. no issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trails in great shape with the exception of erosion on the the ascending/descending parts of the loop trail. 1 partially cut hip high stepover between South and North. Needs a saw or a hefty axmaster. a trimmed walkunder descending N. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not today 
Bugs
Bugs: a flying gnat 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A light rainy day hike of these two peaks. Rain was wind driven at times and picked up for short periods but overall not bad at all. The first trace of snow was noticed ascending the south side of loop with more at upper elevations which was mostly slush. Between South and North there were quite a bit of ice chunks on trail that im guessing fell from the evergreens. Descending on the North Side of Loop i was surpised to see the trail virtually snowfree. Micros on the pack for the season(made great windchimes today) as well as winter gear in the pack. I met no one today on the trail but did chat briefly with two hikers heading out in the lot. Happy Hiking!!!  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-26 
Link
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