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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All three trails are in terrible condition with lots of erosion and blowdowns. I haven't seen it this bad since the last major hurricane - was that Sandy? 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Went up the north peak - trail crampons went on at the bottom and off again, on again several to the summit. Surface was ice, collapsing monorail, or just wet ground. The trail between the peaks was 3' deep balance beam/collapsing monorail. Terrible. Descending south wasn't so bad with trail crampons, but postholing was a constant source of frustration all day.  
Name
Name: Philip Werner 
E-Mail
E-Mail: fluffy@sectionhiker.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-12 
Link
Link: https:// 
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