|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Avalon, NH|
||Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 13, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||One open crossing in the first leg of Avalon Tr pretty easy (low water levels). 2-3 bridged crossings a little further up and on A-Z were stable when I went over but not for long if it's warm like this I presume. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Brought my dog, Lucy, and she did well. Fell in a few postholes but luckily no injuries from that. Downhills were a little hard for her to maneuver without sliding down on the granular snow but we managed. Little rodents under the snowpack are starting to move around I think. |
|Lost and Found:
||Beautiful day for a hike! Packed out pretty well from the parking lot to A-Z junction. Looser up to Tom but not too bad. I assume it probably got less and less firm throughout the day. Wore snowshoes for a good portion but a lot of it was packed out as well. Pretty well packed over to Field.|
The loop up and around through Avalon was messy, postholes everywhere. Down from Avalon was pretty slick and steep, but the snow was pretty granular by that time in the afternoon so that made it easier to have some traction. Careful on the early crossings, I suspect the bridges won't be intact for much longer! All this being said it's gorgeous out there as always! Read more in my blog below and happy hiking!
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.