Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 28, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Depot lot was not plowed but plenty o' room at The HC. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The two lower streams on the Avalon Trail were easily hopped as were the two minor crossings encountered on descent of the A-Z Trail from Mt. Tom. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: As noted in another report, there is an easily navigated blowdown early on the Avalon Trail. There is a similar step-over / crawl-under on the Willey Range Trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Terrific day for one hardy & enthusiastic 2-year old Golden! No other dogs on the trail though. 
Bugs: Didn't see any. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nope. 
Comments: As reported for these peaks and other hikes today, footing benefited from some form of traction, either Microspikes or snowshoes. I opted for snowshoes from Field to Willey and back since it was untracked. The snowshoes were helpful in the drifted sections but one had to be careful otherwise due to ankle-buster rocks just below the snow surface.

Great day on this threesome of peaks! Only saw 4 other hikers all day. I suspect these trails will be well-packed by the end of the weekend.  
Name: Uncle Walter 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-11-29 
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