Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Mt. Avalon Spur, Beecher & Pearl Cascade Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 21, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Highland Ctr. I could have parked at Crawford Depot if there wasn't a 4 ft snow bank blocking the enterance. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were frozen over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is a big blowdown between A-Z Tr and Mt Field and another between the col and Mt Willey. Both will require an ax or a large saw. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy hike for trail dogs. Marlie enjoyed watching me feed the gray jays on Mt Field. I think she was a little jealous.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The weather turned out to be way better than the forecast. Clouds and flurries to start then sun and clouds after I reached the summit of Mt Tom. Views were plentiful and with temps near 40 I almost layered down to a t-shirt. The trails are chopped up pretty good from all of the barebooters. Particularly between Field and Willey and the Avalon Tr above the A-Z junction. Some of the post holes have no bottoms. I guess 4 ft of snow still isn't enough to get people to wear their snowshoes. On my way back from Willey it had warmed up enough that the snow was balling up under my snowshoes. This, combined with the choppy trail, made walking interesting. On the way out I took the side path by the falls but they are all still frozen.

10 mi. 3450' elev + 6 hr 25 min  
Name: IQuest 
E-Mail: iandanner@hotmail com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-03-21 
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