Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Hancock, North Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 7, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room in the lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Snow bridges are deteriorating but crossings can still are not bad with care. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Recent, larger blowdowns have been removed (thanks!). Only an easy stepover remains. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One happy beauty with a large group. 
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None. 
Comments: The trails had a wide, firm track for most of the route. Although the track was wide, stepping far from the center had consequences and there were many impressively deep postholes throughout. Some blown in areas between the peaks were postholed but weren't an issue at this time of year. Packed trail meanders and was unobvious in places on the ridge's open fir wave just below North Hancock. We carried snowshoes and crampons but stuck with sharp Hillsounds car-to-car without regret.
Fun hike with Chris in occasionally strong winds but with long views and beautiful light. Great to see and chat with Hiker Ed.  
Name: RickB. 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-07 
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