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: Sunday, April 7, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot plowed and full of tourists as usual 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easily hopped. Water was surprisingly low.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Other than the usual giant holes of standing water it was in good shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one! 
Bugs: Couple fliers breaking the elements.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Other than the bare booters who completely decimated the last quarter mile, the giant dips/holes full of standing water, and the balling on the snowshoes, the trail is in surprisingly good shape for at least the next 5-6 minutes. The ridge had WAY more snow than I expected, but there was a solid pack under the drifts. The last tenth of a mile up to South was extremely drifted, but I found the trail after a couple seconds of searching. Passed a group of maybe 6 and one lone woman with her dog on the ridge and 2 other ladies just passed the loop junction coming in as I was heading out. Conditions were still good to ascend and descend, though I was very glad I was the first one down today. I don't like sliding and all the drifting and new snow kept me from going far. Keep those snowshoes handy for now my peeps!  
Name: Monkey  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-07 
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