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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, MA
Trails
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking, Hancock Overlook lot plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy with ice bridges 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog on the trail having a great time 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: More snow on the trail than we anticipated. Used microspikes only for the whole route. Could have used crampons climbing North Hancock which was very slippery with new snow fall over black ice. Similar conditions on way down South which we solved by butt sliding which was an absolute blast. Could have used snow shoes across ridge but were safe with microspikes. Blue skies, very little wind, gorgeous day, gorgeous trail.  
Name
Name: Laurie 
E-Mail
E-Mail: laurieherndon@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-04 
Link
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