|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, October 30, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No issues. |
||Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Water low - crossings very manageable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Handful of blowdowns between Field and Willey - not troublesome.
2 clusters of blowdowns between Field and Mt. Tom Spur - will be a bit challenging with more snow - but okay for now. |
||Should be fine for winter-capable dogs. |
|Lost and Found:
||Barebooted to the Avalon - A-Z jct. Then microspikes to Avalon where I switched to snowshoes and kept then on until back at the Avalon A-Z jct. |
No snow at TH. 2" at Avalon - A-Z jct. 4" at Avalon and some 18-24" along the ridge although it is consolidating.
Trails initially packed down by a group of snowshoers (thank you!) - then a single bare-booter (with some help on the higher section of the A-Z) has chopped it up badly. Did as much as I could to smoothen it out but difficult with the soft/wet snow frozen over again. Seems very early in the season for this warning - but footing is awkward for much of the trail and it is a potential ankle-buster.
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.