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: Friday, November 20, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot full @12, last car in lot @ 6pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hops  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: A few short ice patches on Hancock Notch Tr, otherwise dry/wet trail in good shape, and on Cedar Brook Tr below the relocation stretch where it looks like you cross the river but don't. Above here Cedar Brook is mostly half frozen pockmarked mud with some stretches of ice to the jct w/Hancock Loop Tr. Hancock Loop Tr is a combo of dry/wet tr, a crusty dusting of snow over dry tr, and blue ice below the loop jct. About here is the spot to put on microspikes as I was able to bareboot it to this point. Microspikes required for both summit approaches plus the ridge with a consistent 1-3" of semi-slushy snow on the ridge and similar on the S summit approach. The N summit approach is pretty rocky and bony for the 0.1-0.2 above the stream crossing and then becomes similar to the S summit approach tr.  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-20 
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