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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, July 2, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: They were directing people to park along the road instead of in the small lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: We were able to rock hop the first crossing on Avalon Trail and then some opted to swap out their shoes for the second one. After that, the minor crossings weren't an issue.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Looks like there was some recent blowdown removal. Lots of pooling of water on the trail and some sections were running water. Some of the water bars were clogged while others looked to have reached their saturation point. Cleared some obvious problems but could have been out there all day doing this.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of dogs on the trail today.  
Bugs
Bugs: Fewer than last week but still a nuisance.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost or found.  
 
Comments
Comments: Did this one with Random Group of Hikers. The original plan was to traverse by going up the ladders and down A-Z Trail to Avalon Trail but with the recent rains was worried the steep sections would be a mess so we opted for a clockwise loop - Avalon, Field, Willey, Field, and Tom. Went up Avalon since the wet rocks are easier to handle when they are wet. The trail between Field and Willey was wet and muddy. The section between Field and Tom was even more wet and muddy. It was nice to see Jim Skelly on Tom after his race at Loon.  
Name
Name: Michael and Monica 
E-Mail
E-Mail: michaelfblair@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-03 
Link
Link: http://www.meetup.com/rndmhkrs/events/240804145/ 
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