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: Monday, April 15, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No snow 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The first crossing took some thought but was manageable. The second crossing was difficult. (I took a long jump on the low flat rocks but others climbed/jumped down from the big boulders.) The crossings coming down AZ from Tom were difficult only because the snow banks are so high it's hard to climb down/up to the river. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This post is a couple days old but conditions haven't changed so it may still be helpful. The trail is patchy snow/ice/mud until the second crossing. We used spikes until the climbing started on Avalon then I used snowshoes the rest of the day. It is firmly packed but with warm weather can make the top inch soft and can make both spikes & snowshoes slippery... although it was only a minor annoyance. The section from Field to Willey is developing a "half monorail". The upslope side is deep packed snow but the downhill half of the path drops off steeply and makes it hard to stay on the narrow path.  
Name: Rick Simmons 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-19 
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