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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 24, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at Crawford depot, lucked into a spot as someone was just leaving; lot across the street full and cars lining 302; just another typical weekend day 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: 2 on Avalon and 2 on AZ all easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Right at Avalon, AZ junction large tree down - step over or duckunder depending which side you take; one walkunder on willey range that will be more problematic in winter, one walkunder on mount tom spur which looks like it will eventually drop and become a problem, bog bridge right after second water crossing on Avalon deteriorated but flagged for replacement 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many out today of all shapes and sizes out enjoying the trails today, lots of water today on all trails today to keep them hydrated 
Bugs
Bugs: some out but weren't biting today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found on Avalon between Mt Avalon and Mt Field - top paw dog coat - red with reflective and green stripes. Left it at the Highland center - if it is yours ask for it at the front desk 
 
Comments
Comments: The trails were soggy and wet but were well worth it! Given rain not too surprising and hopefully things will dry up in the next few days. Avalon - dry up to first crossing with many stretches of running water and some mud in the stretch between the 2 water crossings - stretch is normally wet but a little more today. Lots of running water on Avalon past AZ junction heading up to the Avalon spur and trail was mostly wet with running water and some mud on stretch heading up field; water running on willey range trail almost all the way to the mt tom spur again with some mud. On all these trails - nothing too deep and rocks weren't slippery but boots were definitely getting wet and muddy! Mount Tom spur didn't have any running water but a number of spots of mud several which were just easier to walk through than to go around. Avalon down from Mt Tom spur back to Avalon was the driest stretch of the day with just some general dampness.  
Name
Name: Brian from Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-07-24 
Link
Link: http:// 
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