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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water low, crossings easy to rock hop. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few minor blowdowns between Field and Willey. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: One black glove at the trailhead kiosk. 
 
Comments
Comments: Lots of slippery slush on the lower part of the Avalon Trail up to the junction with the Avalon spur (~3400'). Above that the trail was packed with 2-5 inches of sticky snow, which stuck to my spikes so much that I eventually gave up on the Field summit and barebooted (with occasional slipping...) the majority of the way over to Willey, back to Field, and down to Crawford. I would definitely still recommend traction, though, especially if it gets colder and the snow hardens. Insulated, waterproof winter boots were also a good call.

A beautiful day to be out! We were lucky enough to catch a patch of blue sky on Avalon and views over to the Presis and down Crawford Notch. Only saw about 5 or 6 people and a dog, all of whom seemed to be enjoying the solitude like we were. Hope to have a blog post and pictures up in the next few days. Cheers!  
Name
Name: Sarah 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-11-26 
Link
Link: http://thewoollysock.wordpress.com 
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