Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Mt. Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 17, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking around the RR Depot very crowded, as expected on arrival at 2:15 pm on a Sunday, but nearly empty on return at 8:10 pm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two crossings on Mount Avalon Trail easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All good, except for two new blow downs on Mount Avalon Trail, and Willey Range Trail needs serious brushing between Mounts Field and Willey; Mount Tom Spur could use some brushing in places also, especially at both summit outlooks. Not many water bars on these trails, but the few that are there appear to be working well.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Met a couple with two dogs going strong for the Field summit on their way from Willey 
Bugs: A few mosquitoes and black flies on Mount Tom summit, but not bad, as the rain showers probably kept them at bay 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Some trash on Willey summit that I left in place 
Comments: First time on the TFW in a couple of years, and mostly posting this report for the trail maintenance (brushing) needed on the Willey Range Trail and some on Mount Tom Spur. One should not need to get soaked by wet vegetation along trails if they are brushed properly. Views limited by clouds on this day, but outlooks near Field and Willey summits still very open, whereas outlooks from Tom summit almost completely grown in.  
Name: HFKA Dr D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-07-19 
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