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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey (attempt), Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 10, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Highland. Lot was well sanded. Many cars on a gorgeous Saturday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant water crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Gorgeous day for a hike. We got a late start coming up from Boston and didn't hit the trail until 11:30AM. Avalon and A-to-Z trails were well-packed and fairly easy with microspikes--thanks to all the snowshoers who came before us. Also thanks to the gentleman we met at the A-Z turnoff who recommended Mt Avalon (see below)! Mt Tom Spur also pretty well packed. There was one steep area on the with a bushwhacked bypass that was nice on the descent.


Pretty easy walking on Willey Ridge to the summit of Field, and a little rougher between Field and Willey. Steep parts were still pretty easy on the ascent with careful foot placement. We had to turn around due to time with Willey in our sites, but the views from the trail made it worthwhile. Took the Avalon Trail back via Mt Avalon--amazing, amazing views. The descent was quick thanks to buttsliding.



Pictures on the website when I get them up (hopefully soon)  
Name
Name: melinda 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-03-12 
Link
Link: http://runsstrong.wordpress.com/ 
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