Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Webster, Mt. Jackson, Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Webster Cliff Trail, Webster-Jackson Trail, Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Ethan Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 15, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at Willey House Station. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings were easy on rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails generally in good condition. Trail crew has cleared lots of tree falls most notably on the Willey Range Trail. The west side of Crawford Notch experienced appreciably more blow downs than the east side. There are eroded sections on the Willey Range Trail on the south slope of Mt Willey. The ladders on the steep sections on the south slope of Mt Willey are holding up well. The Webster-Jackson Trail has some beat up sections due to erosion and foot traffic. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw many dogs around Mt Jackson and Mt Tom. 
Bugs: Bothered by some black flies when I stopped at Bugle Cliff and at the junction of the Avalon Trail and A-Z Trail. Experienced no insects while stopped at higher elevations. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great day for the hike around Crawford Notch. There were no obstructions on all the trails thanks to the work by the trail crew in many areas of tree falls. Care must be taken on descent from Mt Willey due to loose rocks in spots and rough irregular rock surfaces and eroded path. Hikers uncomfortable on ladders may not want to descend Mt Willey's south slope.
The views from many points in the hike were spectacular today. Lots of hikers on the trail today. Fed the Gray Jays on Mt Jackson.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-06-15 
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