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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 26, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Still frozen 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We left a car at the Highland Center and traversed Willey, Field, and Tom from the Willey Cabins. The south side of the Willey Range trail, coming from the Kendron Flume trail, was steep and covered in a sheet of solid ice with some snow in patches. We were using micro-spikes, but we had to do a lot of tree hugging and some off-trailing, especially at the ladders, which were impassable due to ice cover. Once on top of Mt. Willey, the Willey Range trail was mostly covered with a mix of snow and ice, but it was relatively easy going because of the gentler slope. The sun was shining and it got warm, so there was a lot of sticky melting snow from Willey to Field, and across the A-Z trail up to Tom. Coming down the A-Z Trail toward the highland center was slick, but manageable with spikes. The Avalon trail is flatter and had more wet snow and standing water by the early afternoon when we were coming off the mountain. All in all, it was a beautiful, and at times exhilarating, day hike in the Willey Range.  
Name
Name: beardly 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-28 
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