New Hampshire
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: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Was the first car in the lot. Two other cars when I got back. Lot is in good condition.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Was able to get across all of the crossing without getting my feet wet - on the way in while wearing spikes and on the way out wearing snowshoes.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The section of the Hancock Loop Trail between the summits had some tough sections - looks like some recent blow downs. Able to get by them with a little bit of effort.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any dogs today.  
Bugs: Didn't see any bugs today.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
Comments: Did this one solo. There was snow on the ground right from the start at the bottom of the stairs. Left around 8:00 AM and the monorail was stable from the overnight temperatures. Wore spikes until started to climb just before the North Hancock / South Hancock split. There were ways to get across all of the rivers and streams while keeping my feet dry. Not sure what they will be like tomorrow with the overnight rain. Put in my snowshoes for the steep ascent and kept them on the rest of the day. Went up South - the trail is a mess. Frozen postholes pretty much the whole way. The section between the summits has some eveidence of recent blow downs. The trail down from North was in better shape than the one going up to South. Couple of icy sections near the middle - had to grab a tree. Even though the sun never really came out, the snow conditions softened in the warmer temperatures.  
Name: Michael and Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-19 
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