|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Avalon, NH|
||Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Avalon Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, March 25, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at AMC Highland Center, but there were a few folks parked on the side of 302. Highland Center lot was just about full when I got there a little after 9. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All snowbridged and easy to cross |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||LOTS of snow up there. I saw quite a few blazes that were at feet level coming down Avalon. |
|Lost and Found:
||Despite not getting any views, it was a spectacular day on the trails.|
All trails were broken out, as there were at least 3 groups/individuals ahead of me on Avalon, and 2 of those went up A-Z, to Mt. Tom Spur, and then over to Field.
One section of A-Z near the top was a little tricky, as there are two sets of snowshoe tracks. I followed one and took one wrong step and my left leg went waist deep. Mt. Tom Spur was broken out and easy to follow, same with Willey Range. Avalon on the way down is almost perfect for snowshoeing/butt-sledding (which I did quite frequently out of necessity on the steep parts). Super psyched to see so many folks in snowshoes today to keep the trail pristine.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.