Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the hairpin turn trail head off the Kancamaugus Hwy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: This trail has several brook crossings. Some were ice-bridged, the open ones had very shallow water at this point. No difficulty. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of leaner-overs that will not be an issue when the snow pack recedes. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs out today. 
Bugs: No bugs today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trail to the Hancocks is well packed, getting all the traffic. However, the spur trail up North Hancock was full of loose snow. Booted to the junction, snow shoes to the summit. Snow depth on the slope had buried all the trail paint blazes to the summit. At least 5+ ft of snow to do that. Excellent views off North Hancock from the deep snowpack. Mountains visible in all directions, including Mt Washington, Mt Moosilaukee, and Mt Lafayette. Did not do the loop over to South Hancock, but the trail was broken out and other hikers were traveling it. No recent tracks showing on the further sections of the Hancock Notch and Cedar Brook trails.  
Name: Tom Fernald 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-03-13 
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