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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: Sunday, November 20, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was maybe half full this morning and a little after lunch. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable, but some rocks were iced over or slight submerged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Large blowdown blocking the wood staircase off the highway. A few stepovers elsewhere. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: About 2-3" of powder down low, increasing to half a foot in places on the ridge. A few areas of minor ice on the Hancock Loop Trail and on some flats elsewhere, but otherwise generally packed powder and some areas of mud. Conditions are about as good as it gets for shoulder season. Wore spikes for the descent off South Peak, but otherwise barebooted everything else without any heroic actions. Too bony for snowshoes, but a few more inches could put the ridge in play.

Temperatures stayed below freezing throughout the day with occasional sunshine and occasional snow squalls.  
Name
Name: rocket21, bria, nordic_gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21@franklinwebpublishing.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-20 
Link
Link: https://www.franklinsites.com/hikephotos/ 
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