Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Hancock Notch, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 15, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was less than half-full, because who wants to go to the Hancocks if it is going to rain. A word to the wise - several people did go to the Hancocks and said you definitely need traction! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Countless! Where I found the first and third ones extremely challenging (due to my short stride) on the way in, they seemed easier on the return. Probably because on the way in you are stepping up onto a rock you are convinced you will fall off of! No problems on the way back. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns on the lesser used section. Signs were good. Big thank you. I am not sure if I have the right trail and the right person, but here goes. A few years ago, someone had posted that they had adopted the lesser used section (I think his name was Bill or Bob) and periodically they would post their progress on this labor of love. We only went as far as where you could see Mt. Huntington; it is a lovely trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good for dogs, lots of water fun! Please see lost and found for additional dog comments. 
Bugs: Not a one!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: At least two or three dog bags behind trees. And no, we're not going to mail it back! 
Comments: What a beautiful trail! Not a day for views, but a great day to walk in such a lovely forest. I did some of the hike in my Tevas, because it was easier just to walk through. Boots on the way back, and no trouble crossing. Trail was never really steep or full of boulders (although I do understand it gets challenging toward the Sawyer River end). Many streams, variety of trees, open spaces, not so open spaces. Went as far as what I believe was height of land, where you can see Mt. Huntington with its many cliffs, ledges, etc (something for Prema to check out someday). It was very soggy at this point and I had to work early the next day, so this was our turn around. Planning to go back and see the rest!  
Name: Beckie and Prema 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-16 
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