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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Not significant 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blow downs, none problematic 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A beautiful hike for the first day of winter.

I recommend wearing spikes until you finish the spur for Mt Avalon, then switching to snowshoes. I spent 0.2 miles debating making the switch and was very happy when I did. There are snow drifts on the Willey Range Trail so they were handy there. I was also happy to have spikes to switch back into for the last 1.5 miles of the hike, which were rocky.

After the junction with the A-Z Trail, the Avalon Trail was icy on the steep parts. If you are a cautious hiker, make sure you’re going up the Avalon Trail and not down it.

Mt Tom has tracked paths all over so I wasn’t certain where the summit was.  
Name
Name: Mountain goat 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-22 
Link
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