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, December 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty parking at hairpin. 4-5 cars at 8:30. 3 cars at 2:30. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy to rock hop. Water is low but check the ice before you commit! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blow down easy to go under; Wish there was a sign for the outlook at Hancock South.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few well behaved cuties.  
Bugs: hahahaha 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: My first winter 4K and 11th overall this year. Easily done. Like other reviews the only hard part is the last half mile up North Peak and the first half mile down South. Seemed to go on forever! Plenty of snow up top and the ridge, about a 12"+ of fresh powder. Not really enough for snowshoes yet but only because I was using tracts of the early morning hikers which were few. Micro spikes all the way with no issues. Perfect day as the sun came out and the wind all but stopped when I reached the Outlook. They Grey Jays were waiting for me and hungry. Love them! Total hike was 9.8 miles, 5.5 hours.  
Name: Laura 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-05 
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