|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Hancock Notch, NH|
||Sawyer River Trail, Hancock Notch Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, August 12, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||room for several cars at the Sawyer River Trailhead on Route 112 - no fee |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||quite a few water crossings - all were doable with a bit of searching |
|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. |
||lots of water!!!! |
||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:
||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!!!!!
||Becca Munroe |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.