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: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lot at the hairpin was wide open today.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Hoppable with poles. Rocks that look wet are probably coated with ice.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine trail for dogs. Water available on the first 3 (and last 3) miles; all frozen up on the ridge 
Bugs: The grey jays were bugging me 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A good day for rock spikes. Or good spikes that will soon become rock spikes. We went clockwise on the loop. The ascent was tricky because there was enough snow and ice that you wanted spikes, but enough exposed rocks that you didn’t want to wear them. I put them on 1/3 of the way up, and kept them on for the ridge traverse and descent from south peak. There was much more snow coming down, fewer metal on rock moments.
I had the outlook on south peak all to myself, it was lovely in the full sun and out of the wind. Only two other parties out today, and since we all did the loop clockwise, did not encounter each other until I was passed by jogging hikers on the way out. Everyone had dogs. One of my dogs tore a toenail somehow, but that was just a random thing, no fault of the trail.  
Name: Amy & the Pyrs 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-23 
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