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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
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parked at Mt Jackson parking area down the road; when I returned, both sides of 302 was filled with cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 2 crossed; one open but easy to step over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw a couple; seemed happy; no paw issues 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Surprisingly, willey ridge had to be completely broken out again. Heading up to Mt. Tom, I had microspikes on up to the trail juncture--switched into snowshoes shortly thereafter to continue to Mt Tom as it was no longer consolidated snow. Two other solo hikers were also headed that way--we all had snowshoes. Mt Tom spur was broken out from previous day but here and there blown over. Was an easy 'rebreaking'. Heading to Field and Willey was entirely different. 4 of us (2 coming from Mt. Tom, 2 coming from Willey) broke out the entire ridge line; most of the time there was no trail visible from previous breaking. It was a gorgeous morning to do so. :) On my return trip across the range and down to Mt. Avalon, I saw many people, about 50% in snowshoes and 50% bare booters. The latter really messed up the trail, but at least it was fluffy snow so it wasn't too hard to smoothen it back out. Butt sledding parts of Avalon trail were a little bumpy due to the bare booters, but again thanks to the soft snow still fun. Gorgeous morning in the Whites!!!  
Name
Name: Green Skirt 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-23 
Link
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