|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, April 12, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
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.