Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was full 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged or one steps 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One or two blowdowns that can be ducked under. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One happy, fluffy, david-bowie eyed pooch having a better time than all of us! 
Bugs: Two snow spiders 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I got a late start, leaving the car at 11:50. I wore snowshoes from start to finish. The monorail going up to the ridge along Avalon and the A-Z trail is well packed out, but still a bit soft. Up at the ridge, the snow gets softer and snowshoes get more necessary. Between Mt. Tom and Mt. Field, both trails are well packed out, but still soft (very much so when you step off trail). There are a few postholes throughout this section that have gotten a bit covered with new snow, so watch your step as you go through this section. Between Field and Willey, it gets a lot softer and less tracked. There's still a solid base underneath, but the trail has taken on a lot of new snow. It looked like myself and one other (possibly DEL from the day before?) had made the traverse. Even so, drifts had covered the trail completely in spots, and there was about 4-6 inches of new snow on top of the packed-down snow beneath. I packed it down alright, but I'd say snowshoes are still *required* to traverse between Willey and Field, at least for another few days.

Beautiful end to the hike (and small benefit of such a late start), spent the traverse from Willey and the descent back down to the car in a beautiful golden hour light. Cold day!  
Name: Scubahiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-11 
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