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: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty this morning at the Osceola overlook 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Tom removed a new downed tree at about 0.3 mile in from the kanc.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only met one who was having a blast  
Bugs: None!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing this time  
Comments: Big change in the amount of snow since two weeks ago. Used rock spikes after about 1 mile in and switched to full crampons to head up south Hancock. We were both very happy to have all our traction devices with us. Three guys we met heading up south were struggling with no traction . Lucky for them , Tom was able to loan his rock spikes and hillsounds to two of them until we got to the top of south we’re we took off the full crampons and switched to hillsounds . The trail across the ridge is starting to form a monorail but but too bad yet. Pretty firm snowpack up there still. Kept the Hillsounds on until off the steeps and down about another half mile. Rock spikes were good for the rest of the hike until the last mile which was free of snow and ice. Please bring traction !  
Name: Bradygirl1 and Bogboy  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-07 
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