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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks North Hancock, South Hancock, NH
Trails
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brooks are low, but the stepping stones are covered in ice. Take your time, though, and things should be OK.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in fine shape. A few blow-downs that are easily crossed. Almost all of them won't matter when the snow shows up for real.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A couple pups having a fine day on the mountain. Neither seemed any worse for the wear.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Wow, what a day to be outside. It was "just cold enough" so the air was clear for miles, and the sky was the bluest blue.

The trail has a modest dusting of snow, but it's precisely the amount that your Microspikes will manage with ease. Water crossings take just one moment more because of ice, but they're not very challenging. Trails overall are in fine shape, and I think the cold has made the steep sections firm up a little -- anecdotally, it seemed like the rocks and dirt held together a bit better than in the warmer months.

Trip report and photos are on my blog. Enjoy!  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-10 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2019/11/10/trip-report-mt-hancock-north-and-south-2/ 
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