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: Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Got out feet wet on 1 or 2 of them but we had trail runners on and had a change of socks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Need some love… about within first two miles a tree across that needs removal as just the wrong height. A few needing removal on the loop trail on the ridge 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2 
Bugs: Shockingly none!!!!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost nothing and found nothing 
Comments: We got a late start but it was planned knowing sunset was just after 8pm. Pretty perfect weather day. Made good time on the flats and were told to go up south slide as north was getting soft… so we did and we met some avoidable ice closer to the top. Then the messy monorail on the ridge wasn’t as bad as other trails right now and shouldn’t last too much longer. Then no snow heading down north but wow the erosion is terrible on both slides. So sad to see. Got to the dip in the north side trail in the loop where in the summer has a dey river bed that I always wonder about..,, is a massive river now! The flat area that looks great for camping was under at least 3’ of water! It was nuts!!! Then coming back down we swear the water level had raised a little as move running water on trail. Made it out before sunset and another 2 peaks down for the day :)  
Name: Danielle, Suzanne, Monkey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-19 
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