Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot by train station still closed but plenty of room in Highland Center lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossing 100 yards in was covered by a snow bridge, but there were many signs of decay, so be careful. Small water crossing further in running well but no problem crossing it. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Quite a bit of dog crap on trails. If you have a dog, please pick up after it if it craps on the trail. 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Small snowpeak mesh bag with a little plastic thing in it found on top of Willey, left it at the A-Z trailhead in Crawford Notch. 
Comments: Great day for a hike. Temps in mid to upper 50s for most of the day. The snow was deep but stable for most of the morning but then began to rot as the afternoon temps continued. This was a first training hike for our Presidential Traverse in June and everyone had a great day. We went up to Avalon, continued on to Field, then over to Willey, back to Field and then to Tom. We went down the A-Z from Tom back to Crawford notch. There was 2 feet of snow at the trail head and probably 6-8 at elevation, so the snow is here for a while, and while we were all good with microspikes, if I were to do this next weekend, I might bring snowshoes as well since the snow stability will degrade rapidly. Other than that, get out and enjoy this wonderful Spring season before the black flies begin to join you! Pictures are on Google; picture link is on Facebook (exploringthewhites).  
Name: Charlie Stewart 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-04-15 
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