If you want some incentive to go back to Avalon on a good day check out this album: https://picasaweb.google.com/mtruman42/MtAvalon21608#. It's spectacular up there in any season but winter is my favorite. Our first time up was in the end of October and we had snow on the trail from about 1/2 way up and 6 inches on the summit. The Presi's were in full winter garb and it was one of the most spectacular places I'd ever been (especially for so little effort).
Pemi loop or Presi Traverse = spectacular. We've done both as hut-to-huts and they are the two best trips in the Whites we've done. We also tried a Pemi loop as a backpack a couple of years ago and got cut short by an interesting series of events (the trip report is on the forum). Short story is that both places are awesome.
Sorry - don't mean to hijack your thread. Can't wait to hear about your next adventures!