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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The first crossing on Avalon trail had some ice covered rocks, so care was necessary. The second crossing was easily rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw no dogs today, but could see tracks from the day before. With the new snow from Tuesday it should be easy for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: None yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: With the snow from Tuesday and hikers from Wednesday, the trails had been partly packed and it was easy this morning to do Avalon from the A-Z junction up to do in microspikes. I kept them on until I returned to this point this morning. It became increasingly difficult later in the morning when the sun began to hit the trails and the snow became wet and balled up tractions when hitting portions of the trail in the shade. The hikers I met coming up A-Z trail to do Mt. Tom seemed to have little trouble barebooting but said they would put on traction descending. I wouldn't go down Avalon trail without Hillsounds. The ice underneath the snow was hard blue ice. With a warming trend the snow should help bond with the ice and make it easier for next few days.  
Name
Name: Georg 
E-Mail
E-Mail: georg3@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-28 
Link
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