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, March 8, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at seven when I started in at noon when I was done 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None of the major water crossings are bridged anymore. Some of the rocks were submerged today from recent rain and snow melt, so I wore waterproof socks, and ended up walking through most of them. The one water crossing coming back from North Hancock is bridge, but it looks precipitous. Walk across it with care. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowouts on middle, and in between middle and north Hancock that fully obscure the trial 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Coming in the trail was very hard, packed and fast. All the major water crossings were flowing heavily and we’re not bridged, so I had to walk through a couple of them, which was fine, because I had my waterproof socks. I went up south slide and it was the smoothest section of trail in the entire white Mountain national Forest right now, lol, I think it would be fine to go up or down it, as it wasn’t very icy it was just steep, but you already knew that. Coming down north was a hassle because everything was melting, and it was a blown apart trail. So it really just depends. Do you want to go up that or down that? I actually liked coming down because there are a lot of postholes I could use lol  
Name: Elizabeth 
E-Mail: Elizacal@yahoo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-08 
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