|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, December 22, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Not significant |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Some blow downs, none problematic |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Mountain goat |
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.