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: Wednesday, March 8, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: With snow piles, room for at least 10 cars still 
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: All easily crossed or bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns, see trail report from 3/7 for more description 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trailhead at the end of the parking lot is obscured by big snowbank if you have not done this one yet. I wore snowshoes the entire hike, including the walk across the Kanc. I did this lollipop clockwise and went to Hancock first. Trail was great - packed highway THANKS to the hard work of others. Once on the ridge, drifts covered the trail completely in a few spots [as expected per Steve Smith's 4000 footer book] and there were no markers/cairns - thought I might have to turn around in a couple of spots but managed to find my way back to trail as I have done this hike in other seasons. The trail was easy to follow coming off South peak but there was a lot of drifting which made for fluffy cruising down the steep .5 mile to the junction. I didn't see anyone but there were other snowshoe and bare boot tracks noted on may way out, no post-holing noted.  
Name: KittE 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-09 
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