Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 31, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No problems.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. First one at about 1/4 mile was crossable on narrow logs. 2nd at about 8/10ths of a mile was a rock hop. Water was low.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple stepover blowdowns between Field and Willey. One about 1/4 mile from Field. The other about 1/2 mile before Willey. A foot of snow could cover them.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Current conditions good for dogs  
Bugs: n/a 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: n/a 
Comments: Trace to an inch of snow over rocks, roots, and ice to about 2600’. Trace to an inch of snow over packed snow and ice up to the ridge, along Tom Spur and down A-Z. Minimal spots of partially exposed rocks and roots along the ridge between Field and Willey. A bunch of exposed ice flows and more areas of partially exposed rocks and roots between Field and A-Z with rocks being more prevalent the closer you get to A-Z. The ice flows up Avalon between A-Z and Avalon Spur were snow coated and grippy today. I used recently sharpened rock spikes the entire day with no problems.  
Name: thegingerhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-31 
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