Hancock, North Peak and South Peak Climber's Log
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|nartreb||rainy day |
Date Climbed: Aug 2, 2008
|After a good dousing just before noon, enjoyed a foggy but rain-free walk in the woods. Weather kept the crowds to a minimum, but there were a couple of big groups. Returned to car just before a big deluge. |
Approach trails were a lovely stroll, the brook is wide enough to create a couple of small meadows full of flowers and birds.
Got a bit nervous when the trail approached the slide, thinking the trail would go up it, which would have been interesting in the wet and slippery conditions. Will have to return and try the slide some (dry) day.
I went up the north side and down the south, and was happy with that choice: lots of big stone and log steps on the north, which would have been jarring to descend.
Lots of maintenance evident on the loop trail, but a lot of it was ineffective: logs directly across the trail that made no provision for runoff, and are already being undermined. Some mud holes on the ridge could use new log bridges too.
|Posted Aug 3, 2008 12:01 pm|
|eric-griz||Fell in creek on way up |
Date Climbed: Oct 3, 2001
|A warm October day. It's a good thing it was warm too, since I slipped and fell into a creek on the way up.|
|Posted Dec 1, 2007 10:09 am|
|dirth||Morning Loop Hike |
Date Climbed: Sep 6, 2007
|Started hiking around 8:30 from the Kanc. Followed the typical "loop trail". 1:30 from the parking lot to the North peak. 25 minutes across to the South peak. 1:20 back to the parking lot. Done and driving home by 11:45 am. Very peaceful hike, the stream crossings are nice and there were great views south from the North peak.|
|Posted Sep 6, 2007 2:43 pm|
|hiked most of arrow slide - very wet trashed off due to too fecking slippery. |
went back trail and went over the 2 bumps. very nice hike.
|Posted Jul 6, 2007 2:52 pm|
|woodstrider||Backpack to Peakbag |
Date Climbed: Aug 24, 2002
|Posted Oct 11, 2006 9:05 pm|
|Enapai||Hancock Loop via Hancock Notch and Ceder Brook Trails |
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2006
|Day hiked from the Kanc. Only saw two souls that seemed a bit lost (no gear and jeans). But it was a good day. Stream crossings were not a problem. Went up Hancock first then over to South Hancock. The climb up either is pretty steep.|
|Posted Jul 23, 2006 7:14 pm|
|royswkr||The loop clockwise |
Date Climbed: Jan 26, 1975
|Snowed all day, break trail both ways then shovel out car|
|Posted Apr 23, 2006 7:18 pm|
|Matt Worster||Loop trail|
|Back in my trail running days (I wasn't very smart about that, back then). Didn't see a single person on a Saturday.|
|Posted Mar 29, 2006 11:57 pm|
|Seth Maciejowski||Route Climbed: Northwest Slides Date Climbed: August 2000|
|Bushwhacked up from the east branch of the Pemi onto the big scree field just east of the northwest peak of Hancock. A somewhat arduous climb on the scree pops you out onto the east ridge where you bushwhack west to the the north summit and the trail. We continued on down to the south summit and down from there. A good alternative route - garaunteed solitude.|
|Posted Dec 20, 2005 1:06 pm|
|SCCupsa||Route Climbed: Cedar Brook - Hancock Loop Date Climbed: September 5, 2005|
|Great loop, steep ascent to the peaks, but very gradual until then.|
|Posted Sep 27, 2005 1:31 pm|
|bewencher||Route Climbed: Cedar Brook Trail to Hancock Loop Trail Date Climbed: September 11, 2005|
|I hiked these peaks as part of Flags on the 48. Cedar Brook Trail was very gradual and seemed to have every root from the forest on it (watch your feet!). There were 7 stream crossings that were no problem because it's been so dry lately. But I'd hate to attempt them in the spring or whenever there is a lot of water coming off the mountains. The Loop Trail has supposedly been improved immensely over the past year according to those that I was hiking with. A lot of steps have been added and the loose material has been contained so it's not so slippery. Both peaks are wooded, but they also have outlook points with some great views (especially on North). The trail between the two peaks in narrow near North peak, but widens a bit near South. The trail down from South decended a lot of elevation in a very short amount of time, so it was quite steep. I preferred going down it rather than up, but my hiking partners thought the opposite.|
We had great weather for it and the trail heads were very accessible and well marked. Great hike, especially in the fall when the leaves are changing.
|Posted Sep 15, 2005 12:09 am|