|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Wilderness Trail, Pemi East Side Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, February 1, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of parking at Hancock and Lincoln Woods Trailheads |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The crossing of Cedar Brook, which is on Pemi East Side Trail and not Cedar Brook Trail, was a bit tricky. We made it across with dry feet but wet snowshoes. All others were easy. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Normal amount of blowdown on Cedar Brook and Pemi East Side Trails for this time of year |
|Lost and Found:
||Beautiful day in the Pemi Wilderness. Point to point from the Kanc hairpin curve to Lincoln Woods.|
Hancock Notch and Cedar Brook Trails to the Hancock Loop were well traveled. We barebooted until one short icy section, where we put on spikes.
Snowshoes on at Hancock Loop junction. Cedar Brook Trail was completely unbroken, and the snowshoeing was much better than we’d expected. Mostly we stayed afloat or sank in only a few inches. There were many drainage washouts and “crevasses,” some 4-5 feet deep that had to be down/upclimbed or ‘whacked around. For this reason skiing Cedar Brook Trail would be very difficult and challenging currently. We followed the tracks of a lone coyote for a couple of miles!
Did the out and back on Wilderness Trail to the old bridge site in order to connect blue lines. ;-)
Pemi East Side Trail had been skied a few days ago. Snowshoeing on those tracks was at times helpful, at times not. From the campground out, we barebooted.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.