Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks West Field, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 17, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parking along Rt 302 near Highland center, lots of cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Mostly bridged, but a few step overs open water spots on the Avalon Trail.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2 step over and one duck under blow downs on the A-Z trail heading up to the Mt Tom spur intersection.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Trails OK for pups, Bushwhack not for pups. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Took Avalon to A-Z trail, past the Tom Spur and WRT intersections, down to the Snomo intersection. Turned south to BW to the WF summit. Similar route followed by many others through an open forest directly to the summit. The initial water crossing was bridged. Bushwhack was most on supportive snow with 6-12 inches of fluffy recent snow fall. Forest was open with a few tight spots, but overall great.

Trail to the Mt Tom spur was in pretty good shape; a bit loose from people not wearing snowshoes churning up the trail, but overall good since most were in snowshoes. After the Willey Range trail intersection, the A-Z trail is a posthole mess. I knew what to expect thanks to Eric Hamilton for his Thursday report. It was downright dangerous descending, and we took bypasses as needed to avoid an injury. Recent snow fall (including additional snow today as we descended) is filing in the holes, but many are very deep, so it may take a major storm to fill in completely.
Name: CookiesOnTop 
E-Mail: schwarzmc at yahoo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-17 
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