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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Ethan Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, September 13, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
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 ;) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The dog in our group slipped on rocks a couple times 
Bugs
Bugs: none. zippo. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: bill.tarkulich 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.tarkulich@iabsi.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-09-13 
Link
Link: http:// 
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