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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We got there around 6am and parking was available. When we left it was riddled with tourists, get there early. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water Crossings are passable, primarily only in the beginning of the Avalon Trail till the A-Z. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Fairly maintained, could have a couple more blazes as there were some spots where you could get off track if you didn't know where you were going. The section of the Willey Range Trail From Mount Field to Mount Willey was fairly muddy, avoidable but the trail is very narrow throughout which makes for interesting passings with other groups. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only saw dogs between Mount Field and Mount Willey. There isn't a lot of water spots so I would recommend extra water 
Bugs
Bugs: it was on the cooler side in the morning so bugs were limited. As the day progressed we heard a few but we had bug spray so no bites. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I left a thorough review on AllTrails.com. This was demanding "loop" and took us longer than we wanted. While it isn't a race I didn't think an 8.8 mile loop would take 8 hours. Between having to stop for other groups and taking precautionary descents it added on more time than desired. Was an OK hike. All 4000 footers were wooded summits. They had a few decent outlooks but not enough to want to do again.  
Name
Name: Sammy A 
E-Mail
E-Mail: theantinoros at gmail .com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-31 
Link
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