Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Hancock Notch, MA
Trails: Sawyer River Trail, Hancock Notch Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Lots and lots of water crossings, all technically rock-hop-able but ended up with wet feet because keeping them dry was too much effort. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Hancock notch trail has no blazes and is extremely difficult to follow. I lost the trail numerous times, mostly at water crossings and campsites with false trails, and had to wander back and forth until I came across the trail again. I was genuinely worried about getting lost but had to get back to my car. Towards the end of the trail I passed a guy heading the other way, and then he caught back up to me about an hour later, he couldn't follow the trail and decided to turn back. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Lots of mosquitos in Hancock Notch in the early morning, subsided somewhat as the day warmed up. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This was day 3 of a 3-day hike, just had to get from my campsite near Sawyer Pond Rd back to my car at Hancock Notch Trailhead. I would not recommend the Hancock Notch Trail if you can avoid it.  
Name: Ellie 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-10 
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