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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 3, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at Highland Center. Depot lot not plowed. Cars were also parked along the road in front of the depot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First crossing bridged, second smaller crossing open with water flowing, but easily crossed with low water.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Don't remember having to step over anything; some low hanging stuff to duck under, but that's just because the snow is so deep up there!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one out there w/ booties on - he looked very happy! 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: one black fleece buff found between Field and Willey close to the Willey summit. We left it at the kiosk near the TH.  
 
Comments
Comments: Great day in the woods! Wore spikes up to the Mt Avalon spur and then switched to snowshoes from there up to Field, and the out and back to Willey. Snow was still soft and unconsolidated up high, snowshoes were helpful to pack things down and maintain a nice track. Televators were a big help on the steeper sections. Occasional posthole noted, but not a problem. We switched back to spikes again on the way down again after the Avalon spur. Avalon spur was not broken out in the AM. By our return in the afternoon, it looked like it had been broken out by some folks in spikes only so looked a little choppy. We did not go up. A few in our group also hit Tom - said snowshoes were helpful there due to softer snow.  
Name
Name: Red 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rarplumley@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-04 
Link
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