Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Willey Range Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 3, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Had to park on Rt302 shoulder behind other cars. Depot parking lot not plowed and ice covered.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First major crossing 95% bridged with a couple openings; second crossing 95% open; both easy to cross with snowshoes or spikes 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: half dozen or more duckunders and some blowdowns with off trail bypasses 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found snowshoe case. Contact me if you lost it. Was found on a snow bank near my car. 
Comments: Great hike with warm temperatures and some wind. Started in spikes for the stream crossings. Put on snowshoes after the second crossing and kept them on for the duration of the trip - this had 3 benefits: it allowed us to reduce the weight of our packs, got to use the televators on the uphill sections, and finally to pack down the snow drifted places between Field and Willey. Strongly advise putting on SPF30 face cream/lotion given the intense sun and snow reflection. Also, sun glasses and/or safety glasses to prevent getting whacked in the face and eyes from branches (you are 3-4 ft higher on the trail.). Some postholes but nothing serious. The Mt. Tom summit may be hard to find since there are trails going in different directions. Used Avenza with the downloaded AMC map to confirm touching the summit.  
Name: Dexhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-04 
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