|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH|
||Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 20, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We parked at Crawford Depot and there were no issues. |
||Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The first two crossings on the Avalon Trail are open but easily crossed by hopping rock to rock. All other crossings were well bridged with frozen snow. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There were a number of easy duck unders, one easy climb over, and one easy go-around. |
||Saw one dog out on the trail and there didn't seem to be any issues. |
||No bugs. |
|Lost and Found:
||Nothing lost or found. ||
||Today was a day to be on the Presidentials. Our planned hike of Washington and Monroe yesterday became Eisenhower, Pierce, and Jackson because of the forecasted high winds. Today there was 110 mile visibility and no winds. That also made for a perfect day atop Tom, Field, and Willey.|
We arrived at the lot at Crawford Depot and the only cars there were those belonging to our group. There were nine of us today - some old faces and some new. We put our spikes on right away and they stayed on until we arrived back at the cars - the snowshoes came along for what I hope is their last ride of the season. The views from the summits of Tom (Carrigain) and the lookout at Field (Presidentials) were some of the best I've seen up there.
Did this one "solo" with the Randomites.
||Michael & Monica |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.