New Hampshire
Rhode Island/Connecticut
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Mt. Avalon Spur, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Cascade Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 5, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hop for crossing #1, tree gymnastics for crossing #2. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Recall 5-6 stepovers on Mt Tom Spur. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Barebooted almost to Mt Avalon Spur. There was still a lot of ice but also lots of rocks sticking out. Light traction still needed: Wore Hillsound spikes on-off-on-off-on-off, but mostly ON, to Field, Willey, Field, Tom, and most of the way back to Avalon Trail jct. Enjoyed Pearl and Beecher Cascades on way down! Also the unsigned "Y Cascade" higher up.

Driving home, noticed Zealand Road is OPEN. Drove up to second gate, just past Sugarloaf TH. Second gate was also OPEN! (Car parked on Rt 302 had a $15 ticket for parking in a no-parking zone.)  
Name: Snowflea & Fancypants 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-05 
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