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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: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Snowy lot, plenty of parking left at the beginning and end of day though. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ice over streams starting to collapse, recommend trying to find rocks to step on. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 5 or 6 dogs on the trail 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail surface was mostly soft, packed snow. Didn't bother with microspikes until reaching the loop trail, and even then they were just minimally helpful. The hike would have been do-able with just boots. Snowshoes would have been helpful between the North and South peaks, but not necessary. Got stuck behind a particularly large group of about a dozen hikers going up the North peak, took a solid half hour for them to let us pass. 10/10 butt sliding down the South peak.  
Name
Name: PeterM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: pmalloy90@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-09 
Link
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