Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Kedron Flume Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The stream crossings on the Avalon Trail were easily done by hopping from rock to rock.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Besides the normal mud and leaves the trail was in great condition- hadn't been up there since all the blowdowns from Irene were removed - great job! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw some dogs on the trail so it seems like there were no issue.  
Bugs: There were no bugs! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost, nothing found.  
Comments: The original plan was to do the Southern Presidentials but the forecast called for 60-80 MPH winds (sustained) with faster gusts. We switched our plan to stay below treeline so we would be sheltered from the winds - we chose Tom, Field, and Willey. One of the participants forgot his rain gear and dropped out while two others ended up hiking elsewhere since they had just done these same peaks last week. Our group was eight. The stream crossings were relatively easy and the trip to Tom and Field was rather uneventful. The trails were New England Trails in the fall - mud, wet rocks, leaves, and slippery rock slabs. At Field we separated - I went down with someone who was experiencing Achilles pain (since I am somewhat of an expert) and we thought it would be best of he turned back so I went with him (my knee was sore from yesterday's fall and Monica went with the rest of the group. The Avalon Trail from Field to the A-Z Trail Junction was very slippery with the wet rock covered in wet leaves. The ladders near the summit of Willey were easy to navigte as long as you were paying attention to where you put your feet.  
Name: Michael & Monica 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-10-20 
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