Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks South Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of plowed parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Most snow bridges gone but easy rock hop crossings. A few bridges still there. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few minor duck unders. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Best to bring snowshoes with the warmer weather approaching. I was finished with my hike by 1:00 before the sun did any softening of the trail so spikes start to finish were just fine although I used my snowshoes up top where it got steeper just for the heel lifts and for flattening a spot to sit at lookout. Great butt sledding conditions if that’s your thing (it’s definitely my thing! But I understand why certain folks frown upon it). There are some scattered postholes throughout but easily avoidable. Also watch out for a sharp stick in the eye due to snow depth. I did not do the whole loop. Just South peak and back due to a time crunch I had and also only needed South for my spring list. Overall the beginning of spring brought me the best winter conditions of the whole season!  
Name: Mick Coste 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-22 
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