Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Avalon Spur, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Slushy lot with plenty of parking 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: In the morning both water crossings were bridged and stable, at 2:00 it was 60 degrees the bridges were significantly smaller with more water showing but still stable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was one stabilicer hanging on a tree on the A-Z trail about a mile before Mt Tom Spur.  
Comments: Started in spikes, switched to snowshoes. Stayed in snowshoes for Tom, Field and once on Willey summit I use crampons back to Field. The crampons were a nice change and there was no slipping or balling (like two days ago on Cabot). Very warm afternoon air felt amazing but that meant snowshoes were a must. Avalon Trail in the steeps had plenty of icy areas with many useful bypasses. Stayed in snowshoes through the slush! Yayy, still fun and happy that it didn't rain. SSW #47

As a side note when I walked down to the view point on Willey I noticed the trail was well broken out....wish that had been written up!  
Name: Rachel 
E-Mail: ball one three one one at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-09 
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