Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 5, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were the last (legally parked) car and arrived around 8:45  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water is running, but some snow bridges are still intact. Several smaller crossings were tricky to navigate in snowshoes, but shallow and we could wade  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns including a very low one we had to belly-crawl under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Gorgeous weather. We made a mistake by attempting North Hancock first — seems almost everyone else went up South Hancock first. That meant the trail to North was very unconsolidated and we were breaking a lot of trail up that very steep section. One brave soul went before us, with a very long stride, and even so the snow was so fluffy it really wiped us out. We had intended to do the full loop but turned around after summiting (just in time to let a bunch of people hiking the loop the opposite way go in front of us and continue to pack down the trail). Snowshoes are an absolute must. Even with them, we were often sinking in very deeply and struggling to advance. Not for the faint of heart!  
Name: Sarah 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-05 
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