Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail, Arrow Slide
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 6, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lot was full but not overflowing onto the kanc at 9:30, plenty of empty spots by early afternoon 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing easily rock-hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Would not recommend dogs on the slide 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Our first time going up the slide. We took the north branch at the loop junction and at first tried to get to the slide from the bottom of the decline right after the junction but didn't have any luck here. Got back from the trail and stayed on it until it takes a sharp right, and at that point we bushwhacked to the left and came out onto the slide, although not at the very bottom. See picture on our blog post for reference. Slide was unstable talus and scree for much of the hike, the kind where you don't want to be going up directly behind anyone else. Lots of wet slabs with a layer of algae on them that made them very slippery, although luckily there were enough dry areas to make it past. Would not attempt this when the whole thing is wet. It splits at a large cairn near the top, we went left and came out at the view point right near the summit after a short dense bushwhack. For pictures see  
Name: John and Mel 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-08-07 
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