Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Highland Center; plenty of room today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The lowest one and the one on A-Z Tr. were solidly snow bridged. Second one on Avalon had minimal flow with a few snow covered rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of crawl unders (unless you're short) in first 1/2 mile. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hats off to those breaking trail after the storms (talked with two hikers who had helped break out these trails 2 out of last 3 storms). Had to have been hard; there's a ton of snow bottom to top. I used snowshoes from Mt. Tom Spur till end. Unfortunately those "best conditions seen all year" reported earlier this week by Long Mark aren't present anymore. Could have something to do with the 50+ hikers seen today with only about 5 wearing snowshoes. By looks of trails I imagine it was same thing last 3-4 days. Lots of ankle\knee twisters. If you pack it they will come. Rant over; reality is that this is the norm now. Nice chatting with several hikers today. No ice. Bottom 3\4 mile had firmed into smooth track by end of day. No tracks towards Zealand but there were tracks from other side of Willey from today.  
Name: franco 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-24 
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