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Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom
Carroll, NH, Bethlehem, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Avalon Trail
Looking up the Avalon Trail

Route: Avalon Trail, (spur trail to summit), (Mt. Avalon), (spur trail from summit), Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, (Mt. Field), Willey Range Trail, (Mt. Willey), Willey Range Trail, (Mt. Field), Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur Trail, (Mt. Tom), Mt. Tom Spur Trail, A-Z Trail, Avalon Trail

Warming temperatures resulted in changing conditions throughout the day. About an inch or two of packed snow on the way up to Avalon - barebooted up, but would have wanted light traction if going back down those steeps. Similar conditions up to Field and over to Tom, generally not more than 2-3 inches of snowpack.

Slippery going on the way down from Tom back to the Avalon junction - light traction recommended. I suspect things will set up overnight, so it could be firm and slippery first thing in the morning.

Below the second water crossing, things were getting pretty muddy this afternoon.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Avalon
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Mt. Field
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Mt. Tom
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, November 16, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,900'
Destination: Mt. Avalon
Time Elapsed: 01:16
Trailhead Elevation: 1,900'
Summit Elevation: 3,442'
Vertical Gain: 1,617'
Destination: Mt. Field
Time Elapsed: 00:47
Trailhead Elevation: 3,442'
Summit Elevation: 4,340'
Distance: .9 mile
Vertical Gain: 995'
Destination: Mt. Tom
Time Elapsed: 00:46
Trailhead Elevation: 4,340'
Summit Elevation: 4,051'
Distance: 1.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 411'
Hike Time Elapsed: 05:27
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,193'


The Avalon Trail trailhead next to the train station
The Avalon Trail trailhead next to the train station

The Presidentials as seen from Mt. Avalon - Click to enlarge
The Presidentials as seen from Mt. Avalon

The Avalon Trail near Mt. Field
The Avalon Trail near Mt. Field

Twin Mountain as seen from near the summit of Mt. Field - Click to enlarge
Twin Mountain as seen from near the summit of Mt. Field

The Willey Range Trail on the way to Mt. Tom
The Willey Range Trail on the way to Mt. Tom

Looking into the Pemi from Mt. Tom - Click to enlarge
Looking into the Pemi from Mt. Tom

Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: Take Route 302 west from Bartlett, NH. There is day parking next to the railroad station. Trailhead is across the tracks.

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