Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Kedron Flume Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 29, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lot for the train station by the AMC Highland Center is still not plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels were low today but microspikes and poles made the ice covered rocks much easier to navigate. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few major "duck unders" 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog who seemed nervous around strangers but eager to bag some peaks. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: According to my vehicle the temp was around 14 degrees at the AMC Highland Center. Despite the chilly temps the winds were minimal and I was comfortable all day.

I met Steven and Mark today who offered to give me a lift back to the station if I traversed with them. The trail descending down from Willey was as steep and slippery as expected. The Kedron Flume Trail was not broken out but easy to follow and the powdery snow was easy to wade through without snowshoes. There are many hidden roots and rocks along this way and microspikes made things a lot easier.

Nice to meet you Steven and Mark, thanks for the lift and company :D  
Name: Summitseeker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-11-29 
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