Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Avalon, 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: Sunday, April 22, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy access from the Railroad depot parking lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were a bit higher with the rain, but easily crossable with some rock hops.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Everything appeared well maintained. I think the prior blow down has been addressed.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any, but due to the amount of water, make sure you can dry your pup's feet to stay warm later.  
Bugs: A few large black flies buzzing around on the nicer day (Saturday) with temps in the 60's. No biters though.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: We did run across a dog collar on the Avalon trail, we hung it on the nearby tree in case the owner came back looking for it.  
Comments: A surpisingly nice trek on Saturday with terrific weather. The trail was bare-boot-able for the most part. Light traction helped significantly on the trail out to Willey. Coming back over to Field, not so much. The second day, the rain had devoured much of the snow & ice, and we did not need traction all day. The rain has made the crossings a bit more vigorous, but so are the waterfalls on the cascade trail!  
Name: celo626 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-22 
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