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: Friday, April 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossing were slightly high but typical for spring and crossing them was still not an issue. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blowdowns on Willey Range Trail but easy enough to go over or around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: An inch or two of snow at the start of the hike but it was packed down. I started in bare boots. As already mentioned, water crossings were very doable, I even managed to keep both boots dry. I switched to micro spikes at the Avalon/A-Z junction. I got a very late start today so I bypassed the short spur to the Avalon summit. About a half mile from the Willey Range Trail I switched to snowshoes. There was several inches of fresh powder. The trail had been lightly broken but snowshoes proved to be much more efficient than microspikes. I remained in snowshoes to the summit of Field, then back and forth to Willey, and over to Tom. The ridges and summits were slightly breezy at times but the trees shielded me from most of the wind. I kept my snowshoes on until the last mile. Snow cover at that point was not enough to warrant snowshoes. By late afternoon/early evening, on the last half mile the snow on the trail had completely melted. Nice day in the mountains.  
Name: Eric Rathbun 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-23 
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