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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, A-Z Trail, Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Able to drive up to the summer trailhead of Ethan Pond Trail (saving 0.3 miles and a bit of elevation). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The two crossings on Avalon Trail were pretty easy, the lower was a rock hop, the higher has a couple of strategically placed downed trees but could probably be rock hopped as well. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I would not bring a dog up Willey from Ethan Pond side right now due to lots of steep ice. 
Bugs
Bugs: Snowfleas :) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started off barebooting for first ~3/4 mile, spikes until the steep ice/ladders of Willey, crampons up the steeps to the summit (bypassed in adjacent woods for one particularly hairy section), spikes over to Field and Tom but not too terribly icy up high. An inch or so of corn snow up there actually. Continued to wear spikes down the steeps of A-Z and did fine. Ice had softened some in the sun though. Some may prefer crampons. Between the two brook crossings, I took off my spikes. There was still some ice but mostly rocks and mud.

Beautiful sunny day--starting to feel like spring. What a treat to run into two famous and super nice Gridiots on Field today!!! :)  
Name
Name: Snowflea 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-13 
Link
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