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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 7, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One on the Avalon Tr. between Mt. Avalon and Mt. Field and one on the A-Z trail. Both are insignificant.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Water in the streams - but not much. Trails in good condition for the dogs. Icy patches should not be a problem but snow-covered postholes between Mt. Field and Mt. Willey could be a hazard.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Generally the trails are in pretty good condition. A fresh dusting covered the Willey Range Tr. between Mt. Field and Mt. Willey - and also covered the postholes (this is the worst section in terms of postholing). This proved to be a minor nuisance.


The Avalon Tr. turns icy pretty quickly and I used micropspikes early on. After the intersection with the A-Z trail the ice/snow coverage is almost 100% - except for a couple of dry patches on the south side of Mt. Field.
I changed to crampons after Mt. Avalon but only because I broke the microspikes. I did not bring snowshoes - and did not miss them.  
Name
Name: LongMark 
E-Mail
E-Mail: perfrost@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-07 
Link
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