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: Saturday, November 4, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: First car in lot at 6:50. Full at departure. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few minor blowdowns. Thanks to the couple who were brushing the ridge with their folding saws. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good dog hike. Saw many friendly dogs out today including Max who was very small and very adorable  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: First ones on trail today and out of the large numbers of hikers we were the only ones who went counter-clockwise. I guess I am a non-conformist. Descending either way kind of sucks as the loop steeps are very eroded and scree-filled. The only real ice was a short stretch between South and Middle and was piles of ice chunks that had all melted off the conifers. Margaret wore spikes for 15 minutes because she’s five but adults or older children really have zero need for traction on this hike currently. Only a very small dusting of snow anywhere to be seen. Some solid mud pits and running water but all easily navigated. Great long conversation with Max’s mom who is 90% done with her grid over 60 (#2 grid overall). chatted with MIT outing club members on North summit who had ascended arrow slide and were whacking over to cedar slide for descent. They said arrow was fun and had minimal ice. Lots of very friendly hikers today encouraging the kiddo. Beautiful warm weather and never rained. 32/48 for M:)  
Name: Spence, Margaret 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-04 
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