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The Hancocks - Solo Winter Hiking

M t. Hancock North Peak (4,420ft) South Hancock (4,319ft) Total Elevation Gain: 2,700ft Trails: Hancock Notch Trail, Cedar Brook Trail, Hancock Loop Trail Distance: 11.0 miles roundtrip Duration: 7.5 hours (includes breaks along the trail and stops at both summits) My 4000+ Peaks #21 & #22   Listed 4000+: #26 & #21 Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous I should know better. Seriously.  I.should.know.better. When I took the SOLO Wilderness First Aid Course last May, one of the things John Kascenska (of Kingdom Adventures Mountain Guides) stressed was; you should nourish your body before, during and after every hike. Well I had no problems with breakfast. And as usual, on my drive up I ate a protein bar and a banana. But I had a major brain fart and through the entire hike the only thing I had to eat was a granola bar (I pack with me a large ziplock bag of dried fruit, chocolate, beef jerky, granola bars and trail mix).  I know, I know. What the heck was I thinking? Wel