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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: West side of 302 next to the tracks was full up by 9am. I parked a few hundred feet south on the east side of 302, and lots of people were using the shoulder.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few leaners. All manageable duck unders 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great trails for dogs, several out today 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Fantastic winter conditions; cold day, but very little wind on summits and on the exposed sections between Field and Willey. About 50:50 split on snowshoers:spikers and the track stayed solid throughout. Snowshoes obviously preferable, but pretty good times to bring those friends who only have spikes out to the mountains (or at least this route). I saw a total of ~25 people out on the ridge trail, including a big AMC group.

I wore snowshoes up the to avalon, but moved on from the summit quickly (nice talking to those 52ers). We were socked in at this point in the morning, a shame on such an awesome peak. Field and Willey followed. Kept coinciding with three hikers and a beautiful Australian shephard (shame I didn't get their names). Pleasant chat with Brian, Mike and Brett on Willey as some of the clouds cleared out of the notch. Back north on the ridge over Field and over to Tom, which had presi views with the current snow pack. Down Tom spur and the A-Z on spikes to mix it up and to complete the loop, great meeting Nick and Richie on the way.  
Name
Name: shredder 
E-Mail
E-Mail: khecht@wesleyan.edu 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-06 
Link
Link: http:// 
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