|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, April 23, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Crawford Notch Station lot was clear and had plenty of room. |
||Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Rock-hopping and some downed-tree bridges. A couple were tricky, but not impossible. Poles were helpful. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Windy but beautiful day on the Avalon-Field-Tom loop! Hit the trail at about 9:45 am. Had spikes on until just before the Avalon trail junction, and then put on snowshoes. I was breaking trail in 6-8" (or more in the drifts) of powder all the way up Avalon -- slow going, but worth it for the amazing views at the summit! Trail was semi-broken from Avalon to Field to Tom, but I was still glad I had my snowshoes. incredible views of Washington and the presidentials through the trees. Blue skies, peaks in the clear.|
By the time I was down past the Avalon trail junction on the final stretch back down to Rte. 302, I was barebooting and the snow that had been there in the morning had melted.
Trails were all well marked; stream crossings needed to be done carefully, but there are enough rocks and downed trees to make them doable.
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.