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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 12, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Crawford Depot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings open, but easily rock hopped. Sometimes needed to go a bit up or down stream from the trail to find good crossing locations. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The few that we saw were doing fine 
Bugs
Bugs: Snow fleas! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Microspikes car to car worked well. Avalon trail from A-Z junction to Avalon spur had significant hard ice, but bypasses had been established for all of them. Top of Avalon spur was very icy, but we went up the dry rock on the right on the way up and down through a somewhat gnarly bushwhack on the way down. Definitely worth the effort - gorgeous views as always. More hard ice between Avalon spur and Field, but all manageable or bypassed. Decided to skip Willey, but others that we met that had gone over and back said conditions were fine. WIlley Range trail to Mt Tom spur was in great shape. Mt Tom spur had more ice, but again all negotiable or avoidable. A-Z back down to the junction in very good shape. Everything was softening significantly by the afternoon and should be fine tomorrow. Blue skies, sunshine, warm temps and no wind - just a fabulous day to be out!  
Name
Name: MarkT&ValC 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mtruman42@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-12 
Link
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