Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails: Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, November 3, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Avalon Trailhead and walked down 302 to Kendron Flume Trail -- 10 cars at AZ/Train Station. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Blue, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All river crossings were very easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A number of steps are rotted out from a couple of the infamous STAIRS 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two very happy dogs. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Kendron Flume is steep in parts but a fun trail -- all dry leaves that made my hiking poles look like park litter pickers. After 55 years of hiking I'd never done Willey Range from the south -- it is steep. Lots of ice cubes falling off the trees all day making for a musical performance. Some frozen water on the accent around the stairs. The ridge was 1" of snowy crust which made for very good footing. Decent on Avalon Trail has a few long steep'ish sections that were solid ice -- really needed microspikes or would have been dangerous. I actually wished I had my crampons for about 100 yards. Overall a good day for the spring and fall "rock spikes." Low 30's on the ridge made from a beautiful day.  
Name: Moe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-11-04 
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