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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Kedron Flume, Trail Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking at both ends  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The streams are running high and strong following all the rain. Most water crossings were easily rock hoppable. The lower 2 water crossings on the Avalon Trail were challenging. Rock hoppable with a bit of planning. We purposefully went clockwise to hit these last in case we got wet. For the one at higher elevation, we walked about 20-30’ upstream to cross.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Lots of minor blow downs along the Willey Range between Willey and A-Z trail. My hiking buddy cleared most of them but several were too big for her knife. There is a massive blowdown just past the Kedron Flume crossing that we had to hoist and straddle to get over it.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We experienced a variety of conditions along the way. There was no snow until just before the ladders on the Willey Range but more snow between Willey & Tom. All snow was packed down although there are sections which have soft post hikes. The ladders were not difficult but the rocks between the ladders and the summit of Willey were icy and challenging. I switched to light traction midway up and kept them on until just before the junction of A-Z & Avalon. Lots of water running through large sections of the trails.  
Name
Name: Elizabeth 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Ewberry1@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-05 
Link
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