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: Friday, November 20, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Ample parking.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water levels are low enough to afford easy crossings.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown on Avalon Trail. Otherwise excellent. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs may only have an issue on the icy ascent/descent of either Avalon or Tom.  
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Saw a weird shoe on Field.  
Comments: It felt more like a Spring day in the Whites, rather than late November. The weather was warm enough to take layers off, as well as to turn ice and snow to slush below 3,000 feet and get rained-on by ice/snow melting off trees at elevation. I highly recommend at least micros on the trails, which I used today with no issues, even on the burgeoning rime ice. Summited Avalon first, then Field, Willey, and backtracked to Tom. A beautiful day to be out, and evidently the Gray Jays thought the same. They were out in force! And to demonstrate how small of a world it can be, I ran into an old coworker on the trails, where we proceeded to make short work of all four peaks! See you on the next mountain, Ryan! Haha!  
Name: Brettski 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-20 
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