Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 11, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty. Only one other car in the lot today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy to hop on the rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were a few trees down on the Hancock Loop tr. between the summits. You can easily go around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2 dogs today having a grand time. Good trail for dogs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Another great day to be out. The trail was broken out and thank you. It was nice to have a broken trail after breaking trail yesterday. It was warm and getting warmer and some the hikers in front of me were posting holes in the trail. I tried to cover them up with my snowshoes. When i got to the just. of the loop I saw they when up S. Hancock first so i went left up North hoping the trail would be better. But i was wrong. I know the it was broken out with snowshoes yesterday however the last guy out barefooted and the steep trail up to N. peak was tough and messy. Thanks to whoever did that, your a real peach! At the summit i was greeted by a grey Jay and had my lunch. I met the 2hikers 1/2 way to south peak posting some really be holes and carrying their snowshoes! WTH! Anyway, I quick buttslide down south peak (about 10 mins) and back to the car in the light rain. I just also just heard Falling Waters trail is full of post holes to so be careful out there.

PS: If you your hiking in the Whites be courteous to fellow hikers and were your snow shoes or stay home.  
Name: Gumbyhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-11 
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