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 2, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The lower crossings were each mostly bridged this morning. The last crossing on Hancock Loop Trail was fully bridged so you'll hardly notice it's there. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a few branches and a couple easy step overs here and there on HNT and CBT. Along the ridge there is one minor blowdown that is partially blocking the trail, and a good amount of leaners to duck under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trails were hard packed and in good shape this morning. I carried snowshoes but they were not needed at all. I was planning on going counterclockwise thinking the climb up South would be icy, but the trail was grippy up to the junction so I decided to just go clockwise. As you would expect it is a luge track going down South but wasn't icy and my sharp Hillsounds gripped well and I stayed upright the whole time. Some may want something more aggressive. I would think buttsledding down this right now would be super dangerous.

There were only a few others out on these trails this morning including a group of campers. Always nice running into Rick S, and thank you Dot for opening my water bottle for me!  
Name: Kyle L 
E-Mail: kjlanctot g mail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-02 
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