|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Avalon Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, August 20, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||ZERO cars at the Willey House at 7am. 9 Million cars at the AMC Highland Center at 7am. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues, all easy rock hops |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Hardly any. The 49 degree temps at the start probably had something to do with this. Some annoying flies on a few peaks, but overall, bugs were a non-issue |
|Lost and Found:
||Have been wanting to do this hike for sometimes now. Great day this past Saturday. Clear skies, perfect views. Cool morning, a little warm in the afternoon, but not unbearable. Finally got to meet and interact with the gray jays, on Mt Tom. What an awesome experience. Photos and full story in the link below.|
And, while I wrote this in my write up, it's worth repeating here. I have seen so many posts about how poor the view is on Mt Tom. I was pleasantly surprised. Yes, there's lots of trees. And no, it's not a 360 degree view. But, with a little walking around to various ledges and look-outs, you can get some great views up there - in my opinion. Ok, rant over, awesome hike! So much fun. Love the Whites!!
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.