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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: Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at trailhead parking no vehicles on arrival 8 on return 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All low and very hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape with two blowdowns ascending to north peak. 1 at 3700 feet,easy stepover and a small mass at 3800 feet well trimmed walk under. Between North and South several leaders but not impeding trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None today  
Bugs
Bugs: A few small black flies and a sure sign of spring several cobwebs in the face🙃 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a very neatly colored pair of liner gloves polka dotted. If they are yours lmk 
 
Comments
Comments: Beautiful hike of the Hancock's. Originally planned for the Twins but with heavy cloud cover and drizzle from the weather machine I went for these peaks. Fairly solid monorail starts in the first 1/4 mile and is mostly consistent with a few bare spots. I used micros until the ascent to the North Peak and donned the snowshoes mostly for the help of the televators. These stayed on until a 1/4 mile from the trailhead. Trail shallow layer of slushy mashed potatoes but very minor. Spotty soft blue ice ascending North and descending South. This is only the second time coming down South with snow on the ground that I haven't accidentally slipped and slid down. If these peaks are needed for April this is definitely the week. Although monorail is solid highly recommend snowshoes on the pack.It was nice to meet a fellow Gridder and chat briefly.565/576  
Name
Name: Scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-07 
Link
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