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, March 13, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot wasn’t plowed, and there was up to 4 inches in spots.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: There were a few crossings. Some were rock hopping. Some had ice bridges that we had to check before crossing.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I got to break in the majority of the trail. There was about 3-4 inches on most of the trails up to Hancock Loop Trail. We went up North and down South. Weather was cold and windy. We were happy that we were below tree line for the hike.

There is definitely ice under the snow. Going up North, I needed to make sure I dig in with my snowshoe in spots. One of us slid down a bit while climbing. The ridge had some spots that were lightly covered with snow and some drifts that were some work. There were a few spots that I maybe didn’t choose the best way to get across. Going down South had some bare ice spots, was lightly covered in areas, and thicker covered in others so we slid down most of it. I was so happy to get back to Cedar Brook and where I had already trampled down.

Part of my group chose to turn around on North and slid down there.

Overall, a good day in the Whites!  
Name: Kate 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-14 
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