|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Avalon, NH|
||A-Z Trail, Avalon Trail, Mt. Tom Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, November 6, 2011|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Black, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Slush |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Limited and relatively easy rock-hopping, streams not particularly high. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||The weather was windy early, but that died down as noon drew near. Clear pretty much all day. |
The trails above 3000 feet were nicely packed out, and although traction was much improved with microspikes it could probably have been managed without -- at least along the ridgeline. The A-Z Trail was mostly composed of frozen mud and tight-packed snow.
The Avalon Trail, though -- especially the steeper segments -- was a sea of ice floes. Coming down, even with microspikes, I needed to skirt the trail edges or bushwhack around a half-dozen areas to maintain any traction at all.
||Mark D. |
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.