|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH|
||Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Ethan Pond Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, September 13, 2013|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Spotted cars at both end. It was raining, so only a couple cars in the lot. I think everyone was either eating or shopping ;) |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No problem |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||The dog in our group slipped on rocks a couple times |
||none. zippo. |
|Lost and Found:
||Trails up via Avalon and Mt. Tom were wet, slippery, roots were especially slippery. Running water on trails. Just the usual stuff.|
The blowdowns on the Range trail were rather nasty, since we ended up mistakenly going below them and bushwhacking back up to the trail.
Going down the Willey range train on the south size was quite hazardous. The rain just made it worse. There is a lot of loose shale; it seemed every other step we took caused rocks to break free. Nothing could be trusted. Big and small rocks just rolled. Of course, it's quite steep, so that just added to it. The long staircases, nearly a ladder in places were a gift from God. Huge effort to put those in. Slippery regardless. Usual stuff. No issues on the Ethan Pond trail. That was like a joy ride (hike) it was so easy.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.