|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, Mt. Tom spur trail, A-Z Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, December 31, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking areas for the entire area were packed -- AMC Highland Center, Crawford Depot, Webster Jackson Trail parking area, and along one side of Route 302. We found a spot at the Webster Jackson Trail parking area, and walked the 0.2 miles to the trailhead. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Not an issue. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The various small blowdowns here and there -- easily navigable -- that occur in winter. |
|Lost and Found:
||We did the reverse of what we usually do -- FWT, instead of TFW -- and we missed the crowds most of the day, as a result.|
Trails were in great shape, and, like our report from yesterday for Mt. Liberty, very fast-moving -- light traction only.
Plenty of deep snow on either side of the hard-packed monorail for all trails, so snowshoes are a good idea if you're heading off the beaten path.
For us, though, the snowshoes and traction took a ride today.
We haven't seen the conditions this good for some time; for instance, we're used to the Avalon Trail being blue ice from top to bottom. Not today though. Nice conditions!
Better light today and less cloud cover than we had anticipated -- beautiful scenery and snow cover.
||Pancks and Tesco Heaney |
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.