Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 19, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Crawford Depot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Mud - Significant, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First crossing had frozen rocks in the early AM so a little tricky, was thawed by the time I came back. The rest were no problem. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple blowdowns and step unders, nothing major. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: What a potpourri of weather and trail conditions. 1 to 2 inches of snow on the trail all the way out to Willey; other than the downhills, travel was good. Descents were tricky due to ice, but I never felt traction would have really helped. The descent down from Avalon was treacherous, as it was significantly iced and quite steep and rocky; it took me 45 minutes to go 1/2 mile. The last mile out was slush by the afternoon. Temps were in the high 20s when I started at about 7:30, with a brisk wind dying out pretty early. Relatively windless, so the sun warmed it up nicely. Sitting in the sun late in the afternoon on Avalon was really warm, with a fantastic view of the snow kissed Presidentials. This weekend marked 1 year since I climbed my first 4ks, Saddleback and The Horn; today's peaks were 25, 26, and 27. 40 to go.  
Name: K Mo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-20 
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