Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Hancock, North Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Two other cars at the Overlook, only one on the return. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hopable if you don't mind getting your shoes wet 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Overall well maintained 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: two very sweet dogs 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Prescription sunglasses: blue Tiffany frame with gray lenses and a black eyewear retainer. 
Comments: Spring conditions in full force, mixed bag. Used microspikes for the day, but saw a couple coming down South wearing crampons, they gave us a pity look as we passed each other on the icy steeps of south Hancock. We chose to ascent south after reading previous submittals, and on hindsight it was the right chose, given our foot wear. Ascending south, snow was mostly packed with a loose top level, but several icy sections were very challenging (thank you trees). The ridge's monorail is disintegrating, and a misplaced sidestep will land you in ankle deep snow. Descending North was a mixture of snow, ice and mud with flowing water. But overall a lot less ice than the south trail. No one ended this hike with dry feet.

Gorgeous weather day with good friends (Happy anniversary Rena)!
Please check lost/found if the glasses are found- please send me an email!  
Name: mary m 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-06 
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