Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Ridge Trail, Avalon Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 27, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: When we arrived at Crawford Depot at 8:15 there were only a few cars in the lot. When we got down the lot was full and there were cars parked along the road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We were able to easily navigate the crossings and keep our feet dry. It was a warm day though and the exposed rock was just wet, in colder temperatures there will be black ice on the exposed rock.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are new (at least to me) wood/dirt steps up to Tom. A few blowdowns that are easy to step over - still amazed at all of the work that was done as you approach Willey from Tom. Looks like some recent Maintenace activity too.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We had a dog with us that managed to do the hike without incident.  
Bugs: No bugs.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
Comments: It was unseasonably warm and for most of the day there was little or no wind. We went up A-Z to Tom first and never once thought of putting on our spikes. There were patches of ice here and there but there were also plenty of exposed rocks to walk on. Same basic conditions over to Field, then Willey, and back to Field. On the way down Avalon (between junction and Avalon Spur there was quite a bit of ice and we debated on whether or not to use spikes - there were plenty of spots where you could use the exposed rocks. There were only one or two steep spots where the ice was "wall to wall" where spikes would be useful. Best choice would be to go up Avalon (easier to go up with the spikes than down) and down A-Z if you're looking to do the loop.  
Name: Michael & Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-11-28 
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