Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks North Hancock, Northwest Hancock, NH
Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, November 20, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Couple spaces left at the hairpin turn at 8:30am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Multiple crossings all rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is all clear 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a happy dog on N. Hancock summit 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Brought spikes but barebooted the entire day. I'd still bring (rock) spikes because what's dry now can glaze over by the next day.

There's a pretty well defined herd path out to NW from maybe 50 yards past the N summit heading south. We did not manage to find that initially nor stay on it consistently heading out. There may have been competency issues. Bottom line: stay on the ridge and even if you lose the herd path you should be able to pick it up again. 2h30 outbound, 1h20 returning; you can draw your own conclusions :/ We contemplated dropping down to Cedar Brook Trail returning from NW summit, but the sun was getting low and we were having better luck just schlepping back to North.  
Name: Erik with Nora, Nick, Al 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-20 
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