Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 6, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of spots. We were the first car to parallel park near the station at 10:30 and spots in the station lot actually started opening up. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First one was bridged and the second was easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Generally excellent condition but there’s a duck under on the approach to Avalon that I slammed my head into. Beware if you are roughly 5’8”. Any taller and you’ll see it. Any shorter and you’ll walk right under it. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw one other dog on the hike. Ours had a little trouble on some of the icier spots. 
Bugs: Ha! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There were a few spots where I wished I had brought my trail crampons. It’s particularly icy along Avalon. I mean, I wore micros and was fine and so did everyone else we saw. But there were definitely spots where the crampons would have helped.

No wind at all until the very end but also no views. When we were driving up 302 the entire Willey Range was visible and clear. By the time we got up to Avalon everything was socked in.  
Name: Ian D. 
E-Mail: iantdurham at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-06 
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