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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Ethan Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 22, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Well, you're going to get wet. The first crossing on the Avalon Trail I was able to do dry with garbage bags, but the second crossing they didn't cut it; the force of the water piled up above my knees and went down in. I need bigger garbage bags! No safety issues from the force of the water, though. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The Avalon and A-Z trails were in pretty good shape up to the ridge and over to Mt. Tom. Going to Field and then Willey, there was enough softening of the snow as well as water flowing underneath that I frequently postholed when my snowshoes slid off to the side, or when the snow caved in over a water hole. About the bottom third of the Willey-Range Trail as well as Ethan Pond Trail were about half water, half soft snow. The ladders on Willey had enough bare spots that switching to microspikes I could kick steps in them to descend. Pretty much all along the descent I just didn't know when my snowshoes would sink into a hole alongside a rock. Generally a day to be soaked.  
Name
Name: umsaskis 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-22 
Link
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