Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: AMC lot is not plowed, so everyone was parking along 302. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were bridge, or nearly so. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were several duck-unders, including one on a steep section of Avalon that other hikers seemed to have commented on. We mostly didn't have issues with them, but then we're not very tall. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few out and about who seemed to be doing ok. 
Bugs: Didn't see any, but did have a few gray jays visit on Field looking for morsels. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Someone left a hat hanging on the A-Z-Avalon trail junction sign. 
Comments: Beautiful weather today! Blue skies and we even saw Washington peeking out of the clouds! My son and I wanted to squeak in one more winter 4K today. We did Tom last month and liked the trip so much that Field sounded like a good idea. The going was good until Tom Spur, and then the trails were rougher. It seemed some barebooters had been through and pock-marked the trail. However, several snowshoers other than us went through since, so it's been tramped out more again (hopefully). Field was very cold and windy, but the sites were gorgeous, so we lingered. Another hiker convinced us that Avalon was a good idea, so we headed that way next. The trail between Field and Avalon was well packed. Once heading off of Avalon, I switched to spikes from my snowshoes (worn the whole time from car to this point). I hadn't seen areas of drifting snow since A-Z, everything was nicely packed on Avalon, and I was sliding on the now-melting snow so it seemed like a good idea. In fact, at this point a lot of people were opting for spikes over snowshoes, and not having issues. It was a day to use ALL THE GEAR.  
Name: OfTheWoods 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-18 
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