|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. WIlley, NH|
||Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Kedron Flume Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, May 8, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of space everywhere. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Stream levels were down today and easily crossed on rocks. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The usual blowdowns. Nothing significant for the season. |
||Only snow fleas. No black flies today. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found a phone. Found an airsoft pistol. Lots of trash too. ||
||Temps around freezing last night firmed up the remaining monorail.|
Avalon Trail - barebooted the bottom, spikes near the A-Z. Streams were low.
A-Z Trail - spikes mostly. Tried snowshoes the last 1/4 mike. Worked ok. At least no postholing.
Mt Tom Spur: hard monorail and some wet/dry trail near the top. Spikes worked well.
Willey Range Trail to Mt Field: Hard monorail, spikes worked well.
Willey Range Trail, Field to Willey: Snowshoes worked well. The monorail was soft and the snow was deep with some hip deep postholes, some even in the monorail.
Willey Range Trail, Willey to Ethan Pond Trail: Mixed bag. Snowshoes for a bit, then spikes, then bare boots, with at least a half dozen changes on the way down. The snow came and went - some frozen, some soft. At least a half dozen bare booted up to Willey and back . Postholing wasn't too deep most of the way. The ladders are almost all melted out.
Expect conditions to change by the time you read this!
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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.