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Peaks
Peaks South Hancock, North Hancock, NH
Trails
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking lot was pretty slippery when we arrived at 8:30 but was mostly melted by the time we got back. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were not bad. The last crossing after the junction of Cedar Brook and Hancock Loop was a bit tricky - a good chunk of the brook was frozen and was it difficult to know what was ice, trail, or snow covered rock.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blow downs but all were navigate-able. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Much of the walk to the loop trail was a mix of trace ice and some snow. We put spikes on only when we got the the Cedar Brook-Loop Junction. We decided to go up to the South peak first anticipating the steps going down the North side to be easier to navigate going down as opposed to the South trail which doesn't have many steps. After completing the loop, either would have been fine. Most groups we saw headed clockwise and didn't mentioned any trouble. Spikes stayed on until we got back to the Kanc but could have come off earlier.  
Name
Name: 48Apples 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-04 
Link
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