Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 13, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Not too many cars around today.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The water was lower on the way down. Lots of rocks to step on. On the way up we had to step on rocks with a little water running over them. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Baxter had fun. He likes to do a loop hike 
Bugs: nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The ground is bare until a little past the Avalon spur trail. Then the ice starts in patches and then the entire trail is ice covered. I used an old pair of microspikes but I would want something a little more aggressive if I were going down the Avalon Trail. Once over Field the ice is patchy for a while but then it gets more steady. I wore my spikes over to Willey and back and just before the junction of the Mt.Tom spur the ice disappears. If you are looking for a peak that doesn't need traction then going to Tom by the A-Z trail is fine. A couple of spots of ice but easily walked over or through or around. Baxter and I had all the trails to ourselves today. Only saw 4 other hikers coming off the Mt. Willard trail at the end of the day.  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-13 
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