Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked at 8:30 along 302 very close to the Depot and trailhead. Looked like there was also ample parking at the highland lodge at that time as well.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easily crossed but some snow bridges are breaking down a bit.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several downed trees along the trail. Some required crawling or sliding beneath but all easily done.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple of friendly dogs along the trail.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None  
Comments: We had blast hiking Avalon with our 3 young kids for the third time, first time in winter. Overall the trail is in great shape, well packed and easily hiked with spikes. My husband and I were glad to have the extra bite of our Hillsound trail crampons. We carried snowshoes for all 5 of us but didn’t use them. There were no sections that our kids (8, 6 and 3) couldn’t handle and the last bolder section actually felt easier in the snow. On the descent, the snow toward the bottom of the trail was getting a little soft and slushy but it will likely form up overnight. Oh and lots of butt sledding fun was had!  
Name: Jenny Houlahan  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-18 
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