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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: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at the Hancock (Hairpin turn) parking. Icy surface on much of the parking lot. Often this lot fills up but not today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were easy. The water levels are not high. Crossings on snow covered rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some downed trees on trails that were easy to get by today. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dog must be comfortable on steep snow covered slope. Little if any water on the loop portion of the Hancock Loop Trail 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trails were hard packed snow over an ice base. Opted to stay with the micro-spikes which provided good traction. Carried snowshoes but did not have to wear them as there was no tendency to posthole. The steep slope from South Hancock to the Loop junction was a butt slide track which made descent a bit tricky on the polished chute with some exposed ice.
A few hikers out today. Very little wind. Good views from Hancock outlook, many places on the ridge, and from South Hancock.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-01 
Link
Link: http:// 
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