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: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was full. There is a pull out 5 minutes or so below the trailhead. We parked there. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some completely bridged, others easy rock hop 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Signs are good, no noticeable blowdowns (wait for the snow to melt, though). Thanks  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one, a friendly collie. Folks with him were great, respecting others who are nervous around them (not me, I wanted him to come over and say hello). 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day for this! For me, it was an Imelda Marcos hike (for those who may not remember, she was the former first lady of the Philippines, the one with 5000 shoes). In other words, I had a variety of footwear. Snowshoes because I care, spikes if needed, and crampons if the North lived up to its icy reputation. Spikes and crampons went for a ride. Many others got by with spikes. Lost a lot of time ascending the north, a few places I did not think I would get up. Anyone thinking of this in the near future, you will really need some bite!

Memory is a tricky thing. We were last there on Mother's Day 2012. I remember views from the ledge but not many along the ridge. Yesterday was amazing. I don't know whether it was the snow pack or the mini firwaves, but there were quite a few views yesterday. Most were minorly obstructed, but lovely views nonetheless. The ridge seemed more "up and down" than it did 10 years ago, but no big deal. The one consistency is that South Hancock looked far away, but it didn't take long (not even for slow old me) to get there. Slid part of the way down on the south.

Beautiful winter hike. Prema is now 1/4 finished for the winter list (not quite so with me - couldn't get the last few hundred yards of Jackson a few years ago).

Name: Beckie and Prema 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-06 
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