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: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room 2 vehicles when I got there 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issue, all bridges were stable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Happy Pemi 
Bugs: not yet 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nada 
Comments: Excellent conditions and weather out there today. The trail was solid with an inch or two of fresh powder. Used spikes to start and switch to snowshoes just before going up the steeps. Hancock Loop Trail was uneven and a bit choppy so the snowshoes worked well to smooth it out. Watch out for the deeeeep postholes on the ridge, they were masked by the new snow and could be bad for ankles. Is consideration a thing anymore? No issue leaving South with the aggressive claw on my Tubbs - that being said, there was no real ice to speak of.
Used spikes on the way out and experienced some balling up. Thanks to Bill C. for the good company! And it was nice to see Mike and Pemi.

As a side note: It seems Hillsound Trail Crampon (black spikes) tend to ball up more often then Hillsound Ultra (blue spikes, similar to micros) IMHO  
Name: Rachel 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-11 
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