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: Friday, April 7, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Roadside parking and the makings of a lot down the street from the depot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged for now except for two rock hoppable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One crawl on Avalon which was higher than it was three weeks ago. Duck unders, side steppers, eye gougers and some head knockers. I spotted the tree limb spike on Willey that cut my head open last month and avoided it today. Thank you Pavlov. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Three dogs today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great hike today; winter up top and spring down below. Winds were wicked and as advertised 20 to 25 mph sustained with 40-45 gusts atop Field and a few other exposed areas. Some areas were chilly, others calm but the tree cover helped alot. We wore spikes start to finish and gave the snowshoes a ride. The trail was hard packed overall and was tending toward some slush for the last 1.5 miles or so on the descent as temps warmed some. Avalon was nicely hard packed with avoidable boot divots and some post holing throughout. The trail over to Willey had a narrow hard pack, boot divot minefields and leg deep post holes. Over to and up Tom was a nice wide hard pack with minor bumps. Down A-Z was the same with more boot marks on the steeps.  
Name: Dave D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-07 
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