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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: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was plowed  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all big water crossings were frozen and bridged. the two small ones were hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None really. Trail and corridor are in pretty good shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Found the trail as expected, with a solid base, but because it was snowing, there was a couple inches of fresh powder on top of it. I was disappointed in the steps and footprints in the steep section going up North Hancock. Wish folks had worn snowshoes a bit more before going to spikes and leaving it all chewed up. I did my best to keep it in good shape by wearing snowshoes from the bottom of North all the way around the loop and back to the car. Just didn't want to take the time to stow them and honestly the trail could use a bit more grooming so I figured....Why not! Didn't see any other hikers which was fine with me. A super morning hike before work in the beauty of the new snow.  
Name
Name: Jim Jorgensen 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mjannarone@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-25 
Link
Link: https:// 
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