|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Avalon, NH|
||Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur Trail, Willey Range Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 9, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked alongside entrance to Macomber Center. Unable to get in to lot due to snow. May be accessible very soon. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||First crossing of Crawford Brook on snow bridge. Second crossing over rocks in open stream. Water level not high. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trails in good condition. |
||One nice Siberian Husky enjoyed the hike to Mt Tom. |
||Saw a couple of flying insects due to the warmth. |
|Lost and Found:
||Avalon, A-Z, and Mt Tom Spur trails were well travelled. Generally a firm surface. Few post holes.|
Willey Range from A-Z to summit of Mt Field had a rough snowshoe path but there may have been more traffic later in the day.
Willey Range from Mt Field to Mt Willey had not seen use since the last snow storm(s)so there was no track or just a faint trace of the snowshoe trench lines. Now a snowshoe track extends between the two summits. I wandered off trail near the middle section of the ridge trail but regained the trail corrider. On the way back to Mt Field I corrected the track to follow the true trailway. Left dead branches on false trails to discourage use.
Due to the snow depth there was great views from Mt Tom and Mt Field which do not exist in the summer.
The trail coming up Mt Willey from the Ethan Pond trail has seen recent use.
Met many hikers on Mt Tom and Mt Field. Saw nobody after I headed to Mt Willey.
||WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com |
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.