Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, May 30, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Late day hike but I had no trouble parking at 230pm on Monday (Memorial Day); there were only two other cars there when I returned at 715pm (both were people enjoying the view.) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All are easily rock-hoppable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The blowdowns, on the ridge between the two peaks, have been mitigated since the last report. Thank you!! There are remnants of a campfire (grrrrr) near the view for North. I made sure that it was completely out and hid the charred bits. Super sad to see that someone did this, particularly considering the two recent fires.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two, one was leashed, neither one bit me. A good day.  
Bugs: There was light wind, which helped, but the black flies were particularly bad when I was descending from South so I had to deploy the most aggressive countermeasures (DEET). I hate doing that but it was bad!! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I packed out a very nice men‘s jacket. I suspect that it belongs to one of the brothers that I met at the loop junction. I did specifically mention that I write trail reports on here; hopefully they will look. Please email me at my name at yahoo and I can get your jacket back to you!  
Comments: Mostly dry trails and nary a molecule of ice remaining made for wicked fast trail conditions for this late day hike. The only real mud was about 15’ of trail less than 0.1 miles from the Kanc, and that was easy to walk right through. Is that boulder work on the relocation new? I feel like I would remember the perfect water bar and the absolutely beautiful rock stairs!
I saw about 15 people hiking out as I was hiking in, and a large group of kids enjoying a perfect splashing spot on the brook. The painted trillium are still abundant!!  
Name: Bikecamphikegirl  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-31 
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