Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
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Dog-Related Notes
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Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Snowshoes for the whole hike. Early a.m. looked like only a few people had been out yesterday up to Avalon. Avalon to Field there was only one set of snowshoe tracks descending from yesterday. There is a short bushwhack/detour off the trail maybe halfway between Avalon and Field. I broke out the trail, but the bushwhack may be the better/shorter route in the snow.

I broke out Field to Willey and back. Easily 12-15" new snow and higher drifts. Very tiring. By the time I got back to Field around 11:30 a.m., a couple of people were heading out to Willey with snowshoes.

Field to Tom had seen limited traffic when I was there, but I did see three others in snowshoes heading in the opposite direction when I reached the junction with A-Z. Mount Tom spur was in decent shape, presumably from seeing more traffic yesterday and maybe earlier today. Descending A-Z on the steep sections the trail was in rough shape from people not wearing snowshoes. A-Z from junction with Avalon to Crawfords was well packed.

It got much warmer as the day progressed and the snow conditions changed significantly.

A lot of people I encountered were wearing snowshoes, which was really nice to see.  
Name: DEL 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-12 
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