Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Hancock, North Hancock, NH
Trails: Bondcliff Trail, Wilderness Trail, Pemi East Side Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, bushwhack, Hancock Loop Trail, Hancock Notch Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 14, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: East Pemi crossing was high CFS at time of crossing 758. parts knee deep up to mid hip. Crossings to the Hancocks were elevated but no issue  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2 large blowdowns near the end of Bondcliff Trail. Cedar Brook Trail looks good with a few blowdowns some of which have recently been cleared. Hancock Notch Trail has a neck high duck under near the end of the trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 3 friendly doggos 
Bugs: no issue  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: packed out a pair of shades at the summit and found an airpod earbud. if yours lmk and ill get them to you. i did not pack out the full roll of tp at S Hancock summit and a hygiene product found trailside.really? no room in pack to bag and carry out.  
Comments: A great hike from a different approach of the Hancocks. tied my boots around my neck,unfastened the pack, and crossed the E Pemi the best i could... Even with my shorts rolled up like daisy dukes i still ended up at one point mid hip. it was cold! I bushwhacked over to Hancock Loop Trail close to the intersection mostly open woods and a nice cascade on the crossing. its approximately 460 feet across and saves .4 miles. i ascended South Hancock first which was quite icy but softening bareboots to this point then micros until the beginning of loop. pretty neat monorail between the two peaks.Descending from N peak is 80 percent ice free. it was nice chatting with Steve today on a very quiet stretch of Cedar Brook as well as many others out there enjoying a mostly beautiful day with varying heavy showers on the way out  
Name: scottb 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-14 
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