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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 29, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First crossing on the Avalon Trail just a few minutes from Crawford Station parking was very tricky. Slushy ice on the rocks was not stable. Made it across with one long finger's crossed stretch on slippery rocks. Lots of open water between the rocks used to cross. Poles very helpful here.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One annoying blowdown on the Willey Range Trail that I was too short to step over but just low enough to make crawling under a chore with a winter pack on. One of us was tall enough to shimmy over without snagging his pants. Two minor trees down on the section between Field & Tom that were not hard to get around but require a saw which was at home... 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Wet paws cannot be avoided from the very start, otherwise pretty good conditions right now. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Microspikes start to finish. Crampons nor snowshoes needed for now. Most of the ice was snow covered and easily traversed with light traction, it is also not frozen very hard which also helped with grip. Lots of flow ice setting up but as of today it was still soft and posed no issues. Very chilly all day and was greeted by 5 Gray Jay's today. One on Willey, two near Field and two on Tom. All very friendly and well fed today. Maybe four to five inches of snow up high, inch or so at start. All trails well broken out and easily followed.  
Name
Name: Chance 
E-Mail
E-Mail: c.hersey@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-11-29 
Link
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