Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water low - crossings very manageable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
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. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Should be fine for winter-capable dogs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: LongMark 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-30 
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