Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field (attempt), Mt. Willey (attempt), Mt. Tom (attempt), NH
Trails: Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 24, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on 302 in the morning. The shoulders were plowed but a thin layer of packed snow and ice made stopping on the shoulder a bit more difficult.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: One water crossing. It was passable but was wider by early afternoon  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple blowdowns just after the steeper part up the Avalon trail. Probably just after 1 mile in.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A pair of black, thin Burton gloves found neatly laid out on unpacked snow 
Comments: Lots of fresh powdery snow. The trail is fully broken out to Avalon. Snowshoes are required although I did come past a group without them, postholing (knee and waist deep) the way up the Avalon trail. Hopefully with all the snowshoers they got filled in. There is a steeper section that is difficult to ascend and descend. I sat down to slide this section down. Other than that it was a clear day with views of the presidential range and Crawford notch.

A couple important notes:
The water crossing at about 0.7 miles in has two paths broken out. The path that crosses the water crossing, crosses again to the right trail. Either of these trails are ok to take, just be mindful of navigation.

The A-Z trail to tom was not broken out. I decided to attempt going via the Willey range trail. From the intersection of Avalon toward the trail, there are two paths broken out. The left one goes though a bushwhack off trail. The right trail follows the yellow blazes. In the morning these trails were barely broken out. It seems like only a few people went to field via Avalon with most turning around.  
Name: Trailmix 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-24 
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