Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, November 12, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Not many cars at the railroad station. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Slush, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of blowdowns. See comments. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met two dogs today. 
Bugs: NA 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A late hike for grumpygran who doesn't winter hike and was reminded of why with today's hike. A warm breeze greeted us at the station when we got out of the car. Trail started out dry but halfway up the A-Z we put on microspikes. On and off for the others though I kept mine on until most of the way down Avalon. Counted 36 blowdowns on the Willey Range trail from Field to Willey. Three clumps of 8,6 and 3 but the rest were goes-under, goes-over and goes-around! That is not counting all the lean-tos and the low ones that could be stepped over. Thanks to whomever axed the trees on the A-Z trail, quite a number of them.

Very slick on parts of the trails with ice, slush and snow. Walked into and out of warmpockets of air which was interesting. A good day out with Cymbidium and Dick, who did 36,37 and 38. As I told Cymbidium that's enough snow and ice to last me until next Spring when I will venture out on the trails once more!  
Name: grumpygran 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-11-12 
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