Ascent of Mount Hancock on 2007-07-14

Climber: Tara Merrill

Others in Party:Emily (w/ Baxter)
Tatyana (w/ Aiden)
Bara (w/ Pierre)
Date:Saturday, July 14, 2007
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Hancock
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4400 ft / 1341 m

Ascent Trip Report

Multipeak loop hike up to North and South Hancocks. Hancock notch trail, to Cedar Brook to Hancock loop, up the North spur over the South and down the South spur back onto Hancock Notch trail/Cedar Brook out. The first 3.5 miles of this hike is pretty flat, almost no real elevation gain. The first let of the trail up until the Cedar Brook Trail exits left (at the sign) it can be hard to follow some places, very few blazes and lots of "side trails" that aren't on the map. Once Cedar Brook veers off the blazes and trail signs are good. The last .7 miles, where the Loop trail splits into the North and South spur, is very steep, poor footing in many places, loose rock and gravel. But you have to get to the top somehow and you pay for all that flat walking lol. Very nice summit lookout at North peak, the trek over to south only takes about 30 minutes, the summit is wooded, but there is a small outlook just a few feet down from the peak. The long flat section feels a lot longer on the way back, but it's easy hiking.
Summary Total Data
    Route:Hancock Notch, Cedar Brook, Hancock Loop
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Clear
Ascent Part of Trip: the Hancocks

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Hancock2007-07-14
2South Hancock2007-07-14

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