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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, November 29, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The downsloping parking at Crawford Depot with the snow might be challenging for some cars. I was able to park right at the trail sign for Kedron 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues on our route until the last crossing (or if you're coming from Crawford Depot, its the initial crossing). This crossing has not firmed up with ice yet and is pretty difficult at this time, it's slushy unsupportive ice. With it being at the tail end of our hike, it was of no issue. I did go in twice to "test" my new boots. Caution will be needed here. We did see one turn around here. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues along any trails listed 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Aside from the water crossing mentioned earlier, it is fine 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Noted a nicer brown glove near the Mt. Tom Spur sign. 
 
Comments
Comments: A FINE day in the forest! Teamed up with the Beefman (scottb here on NETC) for an absolutely stolen late fall day. Grid out #10 on Willey... wooo!! We met at the Depot and it was a balmy seven degrees. We rolled down 302 like a rocket sled on rails to Kedron Flume trailhead, temps had skyrocketed to sixteen! We had tracks to follow up Kedron which made this lightly trafficked route far easier to follow than anticipated. Thankfully Scott let me lead because his gait is more of a moose then man, even with my little legs we made short work of the ascent of Willey. I says, "hey Beefman, this here's Teal and we're about to put the hammer down" I joked that everytime you do it, it gets a little longer, and that we where in trouble since we had about 30 Willey's between us. Commanding views where had from the ledge outlook. A celebratory shot was had on the true summit of Willey for 12/12. There where a few small sections on the way to Field that are totally borderline for snowshoes. I did Jackson two days ago and this side of Crawford got far more snow. Unless we get another significant snowfall, light traction is satisfactory until then. Field to A-Z junction is a splendid highway and we made shockingly quick work of it. The snow is donning the trees as thick as bugs on a bumper. Mt. Tom spur is in great shape too as it has seen significantly more traffic than the earlier pair. We went to a summer outlook that has a lovely restricted view of the Presidential Range. The outlook past the summit of Tom needs more snow for short people to have a view. On the way out, we ran into Geologist Thom which was quite a treat. Minimal folks out, about eleven long haired friends of Jesus, but we did not find a chartreuse micra-bus. Oh, and for you non millentials, we somehow got to singing C W Mccalls' "Convoy" so I was challenged to throw a few references in this report... so why don't you come and join our convoy - ain't she a beautiful sight?  
Name
Name: The Teal Goat & scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: sea2thebiscuit@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-29 
Link
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