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: Sunday, January 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on road near Crawfords Station; that lot is not plowed. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All solidly bridged except for one on lower Avalon Tr which is partially bridged and easy step-over. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Generally good; cleared one trip hazard blowdown between Willey & Field. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple, seemed to be doing fine. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snowshoes start to finish. Avalon Tr to jct with A-Z pretty solid, other trails well broken out but not fully consolidated, snowshoes strongly recommended, especially for the sake of keeping the trail in good shape (it also made the going easier). Snow depth 5+ ft on ridge. About a third of the people i saw today had snowshoes, which really helped smooth out the trail. The rest (mostly using spikes) were chewing up the trail, which was somewhat choppy in spots. No ice to speak of, even on that steep section going up to the summit of Avalon. Spectacular views from or near summits on all 4 peaks.

A-Z beyond Willey Range Tr junction was not broken out. WR Tr south from Willey summit looked to be broken out but not nearly as well-traveled as the portion north of the summit along the ridge.  
Name: MaineHkr53 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-15 
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