|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, March 15, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Only car in lot |
||Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Easy with feet slightly submerged |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Rain, Freezing rain, Sleet & snow....we saw it all today. Spikes to Kedron Flume then crampons to car. Lots of ice flows hidden by 1 -2 inches of wet snow going up to Willey. Some of the ladders were completely covered by large ice bulges. Bushwhacked off to the left of the ladders on more boilerplate but had the trees to hang on to. Slow going to Willey (3 hours) From Willey to Tom was a cake walk. Trail was hard packed and solid. We did some creative bushwhacking from Tom Spur to the second stream crossing to avoid the slippery steeps.|
After all was said & done....it was a great time out with Wild Bill. A big thanks to Bill for lending me his backup pair of crampons. They definitely saved the day.
Saw no one but did see tracks heading up the Avalon Trail.
||Schorman & Bill Cronin |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.