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: Sunday, February 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was full at 745am when arrived, but managed to squeeze in a spot. TG for 4-wheel drive 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were fine. Most had bridges those that did not were easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw 4 dogs on trail all were friendly. Although one in particular wasnt a fan of you being behind the owner and would bark at you on occasion. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: I used only my microspikes for the entire hike. Snowshoes would be ideal for the trek over to South Peak. Saw alot of people hiking up North in them.

Trail was busy and the summits were cold. The sky was an amazing color of blue and the frozen ridges that were seen were amazing. There were Grey Jays on North just waiting to be fed, and they certainly did not appear to be lacking food.

South Peak offered amazing butt-sledding the entire half mile down. Since the trails were busy, you would not have the opportunity to walk down the trail.
Snowshoes would have been nice once I returned to flat ground. The trek back to the parking lot seemed endless.  
Name: Hiker Mom 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-22 
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