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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Crawford Depot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossings of Crawford Brook were easy on rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. Willey Range trail through large blowdown areas were cleared by ax. Some leaners may pose problems during the winter depending on snow depth but will most likely be walk arounds. A short section of the spur to the Mt Tom outlook over Crawford Notch requires trimming of evergreen boughs. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Fine for dogs. Saw none today. 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The day started out with low clouds. As the day progressed the clouds lifted off all peaks except Mt Washington.
The top of Mt Tom was marked by a cairn with a spoon.
Fed two gray jays on the summit of Mt Field.
Saw a group of kids going to Mt Willard at the outset of the hike. Otherwise I saw only two other hikers.
On descent I opted to walk the loop trail to Pearl and Beecher cascades. Not much effort to view two nice falls.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-10-17 
Link
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