Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: They were in the process of clearing the shoulder of snow so we asked permission to park at the HC.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: First one was somewhat of a pain. Partially bridged but unstable with lots of running water where it wasn’t bridged. Could either take a giant leap or shimmy on downed trees. Second one was not bridged but an easy jump.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blowdowns on AZ between Avalon and Mt Tom Spur. 2 of them, taking up the whole trail.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Katahdin came along and did well (German Shepherd, he tolerates the coldest of cold days).  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Avalon was packed out until the AZ junction. The track continued up AZ for a mile or so before they stopped. 3 of us broke out Avalon to Field, then Field to Tom. We made the unanimous decision on Field to skip Willley, it was just too cold and windy for all of us. Snowshoes were the right choice though we still hit some rocks here and there. Oh, and we all really enjoyed the new reroute on AZ, well done!!  
Name: Whitney aka TipToe  
E-Mail: whitsilb at hotmail dot com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-11-15 
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