Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Crawford Station just south of the Highland center near Avalon Trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Both crossings on the Avalon Trail were passable but water level was quite high. I had to improvise on the second one by climbing across a downed tree. Would not be easy for someone not willing to jump.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns on Willey Range trail between Field and Willey. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: As of the night prior, I had multiple reports stating the weather would be quite clear the whole day. Instead, a full day of light rain and dense fog was in the plans for the west side of Crawford Notch. I had come prepared for it and the hike was still quite enjoyable. Very muddy with water running down Avalon and Willey Range trail. Traces of snow and ice above about 4000ft, but it was completely avoidable. Micros stayed in the bag. The second water crossing on Avalon was quite tricky. On the way up I managed to climb across a downed tree, which was easy going up the trail but required a jump that I wasn't going to be able to make on the way back down. I had to rock hop (big hops) across a couple loose boulders on the way back. Quite fun, but wasn't easy even for a 24 year old. Overall, it was just a cold, wet, foggy day with slippery rocks and no views. Still worth it!  
Name: David 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-11-18 
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