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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large snow drifts blocking portions of train station lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings snowbridged and not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large blowdown is deceiving, trail turns sharply right just past so walk around to the right. Not enough blazing in open woods areas without distinguished trail corridor where wind completely obscures treadway in snow. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: If you retrieve the hiking poles from the top of Field, leaning on the Avalon Trail sign, I know the owner. 
 
Comments
Comments: First on the trails in the morning, I was solo and broke out Avalon to A-Z to Willey Range all the way to Willey. Anywhere from 6" to drifts of 4' deep fresh, wind-driven snow up there. Followed just-barely-visible treadway for about half of it, had to wing the rest. Major detour between Tom spur and Field, don't know why but I followed it and so did everyone else after me. Got some views off Willey between the clouds then turned back. 5 other hikers had followed me and packed it out nicely. Grabbed Tom before descending. Was snowing pretty heavily and very windy and my tracks were already being obscured.  
Name
Name: MichaelJ 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-03-24 
Link
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