Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Avalon Spur, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Two other cars in the Depot lot when I arrived, full lot when I returned 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First two water crossings on the Avalon trail were pretty high and wading was a must. The second major crossing does have a downed tree you can use to walk across, though not super stable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only one trail dog today. He had to be carried across the stream crossings. 
Bugs: A few buzzing around 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day out on the trails. Started from Crawford Depot and hiked up Mount Avalon to Mount Field via the Avalon Trail. Dry trail to start. I put on microspikes after the second stream crossing. Monorail was mostly stable with some postholes. Thinner monorail and deep snow (3' at least) between Avalon and Field. Ideally I would have switched to snowshoes, but I forgot them at home so I decided not to continue on to Willey as planned. After hitting the summit of Mount Field I headed back down the Willey Range Trail to the A-Z Trail and took the brief detour up the Mount Tom spur before heading back to my car. I met two guys near the summit of Mount Tom who said they had attempted the Willey Range the other day but didn't make it due to deep snow. Overall, microspikes needed and snowshoes recommended if you're heading towards Field/Willey.  
Name: Katie 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-04-30 
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