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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on the side of Route 302 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The two major water crossings on Avalon Trail were fine 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Two downed trees on Avalon Trail easy to climb over. One downed tree on Willey Range Trail and another on A-Z Trail that were easy to go under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw none 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I ascended to Avalon first to see what the ice/snow would be like on the steeper section. It was a challenge as expected. 4-6 inches of light snow over ice. I used Hillsounds and managed it. The Willey Range Trail was pretty fluffy with new snow but had been traveled by both hikers on snowshoes and spikes so I stayed in my Hillsounds. A-Z Trail and Avalon Trail below the junction were fairly packed down to a stable monorail by the afternoon. Bring a butt sled! I rode mine down parts of A-Z and Avalon Trails, what a blast. Passed 15-16 people, most doing the loop in the opposite direction, only 3-4 wearing snowshoes.  
Name
Name: AnneZ69 
E-Mail
E-Mail: annemjalbert@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-21 
Link
Link: http:// 
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