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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, A-Z Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lots of plowed parking at highland center. 
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: first snowbridged water crossing on avalon blown open a bit, but still easily crossed. second crossing wide open and an easy rock hop. crossing on a-z still solidly snowbridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: one blowdown on willey range trail between field and willey. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: initially had a few big groups ahead of me packing out avalon. at junction i continued on avalon and broke out to willey. on average 4-6 inches of new snow with crust on top. generally enough to make the previous snowshoe trough non-existent. some deeper sections with drifting in spots. once back at field the trail was broken and had a nice track all the way to tom. on descent a-z was chewed up and postholed a bit by bareboots, but generally alright. cascade loop trail was unbroken and provided some neat looks at the river breaking free of the snow. both cascades running well with beecher particularly neat running behind a wall of snow and ice.
wore snowshoes the whole hike. with the current warm conditions the trail is too soft for bareboots even after being packed out.
nice willey range day. really warm until some elevation was gained and then nice and cool with a bit of wind. lots of crust breaking which proved to be a workout. snow is piled in nicely up high providing lots of winter only views. great to be out.

 
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-03-12 
Link
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