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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: Wednesday, July 29, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at 8:00AM at the Hancock hairpin turn parking off the Kancamagus Highway. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brook crossings were easy on rocks. Water levels low. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Many blow downs on ridge between the peaks were cleared. Some badly eroded spots on the Hancock Loop Trail on the section from the loop junction to South Hancock. Trail improvements required on the steep section of trail leading to South Hancock. Improvements have been made on the other segments of the Hancock Loop Trail over the years. The Cedar Brook reroute is better than the old trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Loose footing on South Hancock might be a problem for some dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: No obstructions on all the trails. Headed up to Mt Hancock and descended from South Hancock. Views at outlook at Mt Hancock, at some thinned out woods on the ridge, and at South Hancock outlooks. The occasional mud spots had a consistency of putty. Very little running water on the trail. Had nice conversations with most hikers. Some runners and joggers only had a brief greeting. Tamaracks near brook crossing on Cedar Brook Trail.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: waumbek@roadrunner.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-29 
Link
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