Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Hancock Notch, NH
Trails: Sawyer River Trail, Hancock Notch Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 12, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: room for several cars at the Sawyer River Trailhead on Route 112 - no fee 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: quite a few water crossings - all were doable with a bit of searching 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Hancock Notch Trail - thank you trail maintainer(s) for your work keeping the trail corridor open!!!!! Last time I was thru there the hobblebush was AWFUL - was very good now, same for the fir trees on the western end - that *was* bad but is much better!!! Unfortunately, the entire area near the height-of-land is very muddy and slippery. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: lots of water!!!! 
Bugs: horrible mosquitoes at the south end of the Sawyer River Trail due to all the water puddles along the way - DEFINITELY needed bug dope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Did this as a bike spot - left bike locked in woods at hairpin turn on the Kanc. Really pleasant walk that I hadn't been back to in a few years. Neat logging camp areas to poke around in! Amazing damage from TS Irene that I hadn't seen. Unfortunately, much of the mid-section of the Hancock Notch Trail was a mud-infested den. Shoes got pretty wet. Fun area and saw almost nobody.

The ride back was far more difficult than I had anticipated - took me at LEAST a half hour to climb back up to the Kanc Pass on my bike - this being my longest hike in some time and still working on ankle strength/pain, I was completely TOAST by the end....

Fun day out!!!!!  
Name: Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-12 
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