Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, 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: Crawford Notch Station lot was clear and had plenty of room.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock-hopping and some downed-tree bridges. A couple were tricky, but not impossible. Poles were helpful.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: Suzie-Q 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-23 
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