Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 20, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty on 302 near the depot. Not too many out today. It was only 2 degrees at 9 am. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bridged on first one and easy step over on second one 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Tom insisted on pulling out the saw on Avalon, removed a crappy crawl under twice. You’re welcome.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None seem  
Bugs: Best season  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Only winter  
Comments: Beautiful albeit cold day today. We chose to stay in the shelter of trees to hit up another January peak. We only saw 9 others today. Four of them thought it would be more fashionable to carry their Tubbs on their packs. I cannot imagine why unless they were weight training. We wore our Tubbs from the car to the summits and back to the car. You could hike to junction of Avalon and AZ without them but after that , the trail is very soft and powder snow! Beyond that point. No postholes for us except when we leapfrogged with those four dudes. There was a good amount of drifting between Field and Willey but what a winter wonderland! We had no plan to hike to Tom but I did notice , the trail looked blown in with fresh powder when we hit the Willey range trail. On the way back down, I noticed it had been broken with postholes ( the same 4 dudes came from that way) . :(  
Name: Bradygirl1 and Bogboy16 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-01-20 
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