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: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot at railroad depot is accessible now. 4-5 cars using it today. Some minor mud. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings still solidly bridged as of this morning. Few open spots and looks to be easy rock hop initially when they do break up. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few blowdowns on Willey Range Tr.; one between Field and A-Z jct. has been rerouted around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Perfect April day! Not a hint of wind on each summit. Best views I've had from these peaks by far (usually an iffy day when doing them). The combination of clear conditions and the elevated snowpack made for great viewing. Could see Mansfield and Camel's Hump in Vt. from Tom. That's a first for me. I prefer A-Z first with Tom-Field-Wiley in that order but went Avalon first today for Field-Willey-Tom order. Work in afternoon and knowing I'd be coming down around noon; I figured it would be easier snowshoeing down A-Z than the Avalon. Plan worked perfectly. 7:00 start at 23 degrees kept trails solid enough for microspikes until departing Mt. Tom. Used snowshoes from there down and was 55 degrees at 12:00 in lot. Still deep snow and just one 5 foot section with no snow cover. More jays met today than hikers. Trails required some care following; mainly between Field and Willey. Mostly no trench-no monorail; just faintly tracked trail that is level with snow on sides.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-04-16 
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