|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 7, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One on the Avalon Tr. between Mt. Avalon and Mt. Field and one on the A-Z trail. Both are insignificant. |
||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. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.