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: Sunday, April 8, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking lot at the Crawford Depot is still closed for the season but plenty of parking available along the side of the road.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The first crossing is well bridged still while the second one had low water levels so we could rock hop.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns but easy to duck under or step over.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw Pepper who was finishing his second grid.  
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. One in the group had lost a section of her trekking pole on the way down Avalon Trail but as we were telling the desk at the AMC Highland Center someone brought it in. Great person. Perfect timing! 
Comments: Did this one with Monica and the Random Group of Hikers. Brought snowshoes and didn’t need them. The trail is well-packed the entire way. I wore mine but that’s mostly because (1) I like the traction and (2) I left my spikes at home by mistake. There were a lot of people out there. Most people went to Tom first and some only did Willey from the Willey House/Ethan Pond side. Got to see John and Pepper, along with some fellow grids finishers, on our way to Willey. John and Pepper were finishing their second grid. Also got to chat with Pete Osler and Donald Frenette along the way.  
Name: Michael and Monica  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-09 
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