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, January 14, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: A couple vehicles in the lot at 7:30AM. It was full by noon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Open but low. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a couple of newer duck-unders on Hancock Loop Trail below the split. A few other minor obstructions above. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met a few pups today. Good conditions for them. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snowshoes from start to finish. Two of us broke out the trail this morning and laid out a nice track. It was excellent snowshoe conditions. A few inches of crunchy snow to start increasing to about 6-8 inches. Deeper, more powdery along the ridge with some drifting. We went clockwise around the loop. The ice was mostly covered and we had great traction with mountain snowshoes both up north and down south. It was a zero fall day until my friend caught her snowshoe and tripped on a perfectly flat section of HNT.

We were lucky to be the first on the trails today. Lots of people out after us and many bare booting it, some with butt sleds on their packs. The trail down south could very well be a luge track by now.  
Name: Kyle L 
E-Mail: kjlanctot g mail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-01-14 
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