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, March 25, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot at Hancock Overlook is plowed with rooms for 8-10 cars. Bathrooms at Lincoln Woods are open and heated.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some were open, but easily rock hopped. Ones that were bridged seemed very solid.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many random blowdowns on Hancock Loop.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great morning on the Hancocks today. The trail is very solid with a nice, wide snowshoe track. Any type of traction worked today. We wore spikes for the bulk of the hike, snowshoes up North for the televators and across the ridge (because I’m too lazy to switch), then Grivel G-10 crampons to descend South because I like to stroll down the steeps instead of slide/ski. Snow hadn’t started when we were there, but if the storm dumps 4-8” as predicted, you’ll want snowshoes.
The track up on the ridge meanders a bit (you could see many places where unfortunate hikers located spruce traps in the warmer weather from earlier in the week). Be careful if you venture through the ridge next week without snowshoes as those postholes on the spruce traps are very deep and dangerous.  
Name: WanderingSoules 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-25 
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