Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at the bottom of Willey House Station Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: It appears some recent work has been done to clear the way on the WRT ascending Willey - thank you. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn't see any. 
Bugs: Annoying at times but not biting too badly. I brought the bug net out later in the day while camping on the A-Z Trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: No trail issues anywhere except for the ascent of Willey on the WRT. This portion of trail is steep, rough, often badly eroded and at times wet. This plus the high heat and poor air quality made it slow going for bringing and overnight bag up to the ridge. Because of the air and weather conditions the outlooks at each of the three peaks were hazy and moderate at best - though the jays still acted like they were hungry on Field. Despite it being the kickoff of a holiday weekend I didn't see too many folks on this range - I'd guess about 20 total - at least half on Field mid-day.

After coming off of Tom I took the Z portion of the A-Z trail in search of an appropriate area to set up overnight. Due to the number of cobwebs I was breaking I'd guess I was the only person hiking this section in the last day or so. I crossed paths with one other hiker heading East and shortly thereafter found a nice LNT spot to set up for a peaceful night.  
Name: HMJ 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-29 
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