|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Whitewall Mountain, West Field, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Zealand Trail, A-Z Trail, bushwhack, Mt. Tom Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, July 29, 2014|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Fee area |
||Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All okay |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A-Z is not bad to follow. |
|Lost and Found:
||The walk to the A-Z junction with the Zealand trail was quick. There was still some standing water on the trail from yesterday’s rain. I walked a short distance down A-Z (0.2 or so) and started bushwhacking south to Whitewall. It was mostly glades and hobble with very little thick going. This is a very nice gradual climb. Great summit with views in many directions.|
I decided to make a repeat visit to West Field, exploring some interesting ponds on the way. There is a little thick going in the col. From west field I headed to the A-Z, staying high to come out close to the Tom/Field col. Staying high resulted in some tough side hill walking and some thick going. Once I hit the trail I did a quick side trip to Mt. Tom.
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.