Hancocks
Fred Knight
30 Sep 2012

A predictably wet day but the fall colors were simply gorgeous. The drive up was stupendous, as soon as it got light. Kancamagus Hwy was awash in oranges, reds, and yellows; the trail less so. (views from the road were better---for colors and vistas.) I did South peak first. Only a few other hikers. I met a little girl with her Dad twice, as they took the opposite direction around the loop. I met them the second time at North peak, where they had stopped for lunch and the Dad was erecting a tarp to shelter them. The little girl was so excited: "You're going to tie it to trees!"

Summary: Under 6 hours, ~10 miles, ~2600' rise
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PriusV5 plus color
PriusV5 plus color
I parked and got going just before 8am
Mix of fall colors
Mix of fall colors
The drive up was gorgeous---peak colors.
Start of the loop; South first
Start of the loop; South first
Loop goes down 100', then up steeply 1200'.
Drizzle and 50s
Drizzle and 50s
Not bad; chugging along.
Approaching home
Approaching home
final creek crossing.