Afternoon Delight : Avalon, Field, Willey, Tom

Date of Hike: 4/3/15

Avalon Trail: 2.8 miles  /  Willey Range Trail: 3.7 miles  /  Mount Tom Spur: 1.0 miles  /  A-Z Trail: 2.0 miles
Total Miles 9.5 miles (3,575 feet elevation gained)

Trip Report:
- Friday's weather was absolutely beautiful, fifty plus degrees up above 4,000 feet.  I decided to do a quick hike/run of the Willey Range with a goal of a sub three hour time.
- I was able to wear my La Sportiva Crossover 2.0 GTX trail runners and my three season hiking pants while strapped into my snowshoes from start to finish.  I need to invest in some trail running snowshoes and some running pants to make things a little easier running in the snow.  The Tubbs Flex Alps are not built for running and they're slowly falling apart!
- There were great views from the summit outlooks of the Presidential Range, Crawford Notch, Zealand Valley/Notch all the way to the Bond/Guyot/Twin Range.
- The Willey range is slowly growing on me during the winter and early spring months as the high snow pack make for some interesting views that can't be seen during the summer and fall.
- Was able to finish the hike/run in 2:53, seven minutes under my goal, a perfect work break between morning and late afternoon work projects!

 Route for the day, click here for details

 Heading up to Mount Avalon

 Sacco Lake below with the Presidential Range rising high above

 Mount Tom from Avalon

 Crawford Notch

 Mount Willey sitting above Crawford Notch

 Mount Willey and Field

 Looking back at Mount Avalon

 View of the Mount Washington Hotel and Mount Tom from Mount Field's outlook

 Mount Tom and Mount Washington Valley

 Presidential Range

 Heading along the Willey Range Trail to Mount Willey

 Views from the Mount Willey outlook

 Crawford Notch

 Webster Cliff and the Presidential Range

 Mount Nancy, Anderson, Lowell, and Carrigain (top).  Bond, Guyot, Twins (bottom).

 Willey Range Trail to Mount Tom

 Mount Tom's summit area

 View over to Zealand Notch from Mount Tom

 Zealand Falls and the hut.  Picture taken by Whitney who was hiking the Willey Range the day before

 The summits of Field, Willey, and Tom

 Crawford Notch Scenic Railway

 Late afternoon sun shining through the clouds over Mount Tom and Field

 Top of Crawford Notch from the Highland Center

 The railroad tracks, the sign at the Webster-Jackson trailhead, and a compass bearing at the Highland Center

 Signs spotted along the way!

 Snowshoes have seen better days!

Nerdy hiking data :)

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