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: Saturday, November 19, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Hancock trailhead parking lot at the hairpin turn. Almost full when we arrived (late start, arrived around 10:15am). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were not too bad. Able to rock hop, some of the exposed rocks were a bit sketchy so I chose to step on some that were slightly submerged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs, easy to step over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Our pup had a blast! He loves snow season! Saw one other just a bit after we started, they were finishing. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost, nothing found. 
Comments: What a gorgeous day!!! And the trails were fantastic! Packed snow, some areas a bit soft, especially coming down off of the South summit, but packed underneath. There were a few areas on the trail within the first 3 miles that were bare, with standing and/or running water, but otherwise plenty of beautiful snow (still some exposed roots and rocks here and there). We wore our La Sportiva Blizzards with studs and they were fine. We did have our Hillsounds with us, but never needed to put them on. If we did not have studs on our shoes, we definitely would have used the Hillsounds. All of the water crossing were not to bad. Able to rock hop, some of the exposed rocks were a bit sketchy so I chose to step on some that were slightly submerged. As much as I love summer, very stoked for snow season!  
Name: Marylyn Styles 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-19 
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