|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||East Hitchcock, NH|
||Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, March 30, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Only car in the Hancock Notch Trailhead this AM |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Several closer to the Hancock Notch Trailhead remain bridged, those more toward Cedar Brook Trail are open and crossed on rocks or just walk through the shallow water |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A few leaners out on Cedar Brook Trail, nothing major |
|Lost and Found:
||2-3" fresh powder on Hancock Notch Trail out to Hancock Loop Trail, got somewhat packed from my snowshoes while much more is being blown down from high in the canopy. My snowshoe tracks were basically wiped out and completely drifted over on my trek out. |
Broke trail while old ski tracks were just barely visible on Cedar Brook Trail to the height-of-land. Departed westerly and hooked onto the N/S summit ridge of East Hitchcock from there.
4-6" fresh powder, maybe more on CBT and off-trail while the snowpack is probably 3-4' in most places in the backcountry. Mostly open woods, some scrappy tight spruce along the summit ridge. Hit one patch of snow laden young fir branches shortly into the bushwhack, since the branches were clear and spruce traps were already punched through, took the same route out.
Windy yet blue sky day in the hills.
Feel free to catch a more in-depth write up at the link below. Enjoy!
||Erik Hamilton |
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.