|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, Mt. Jackson, NH|
||Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, A-Z Trail, Webster-Jackson Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 19, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||It was 70 degrees but the crossings were fine. You'll probably get your feet wet on the higher of the two crossings heading up to Tom/Field. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Same blowdowns along the ridge that have plagued us all winter. |
|Lost and Found:
||This was about what I expected.|
"Dry" trail on Avalon to 0.3 below junction with A-Z, then spotty monorail for another few tenths. Rail becomes steady but mostly-stable from there to Field.
Field to Willey, back again, and Field to Tom had it's ups and downs. Solid sections followed by mine fields of soft snow, then bare ground, then back to 4' of snow again. One section in particular had me cursing my decision making skills, but it was short lived. It's pretty unbelievable how much snow is left at elevation in the woods right now. The trail is easy to follow and as long as you can balance on the monorail you'll be okay.
A-Z down from Tom was choppy and un-exciting.
As for Jackson, it was half and half. Very little snow to the split, then 90% stable monorail to the scramble at the summit. Crossings were all fine. Did my best to stomp in failing snow bridges across gaps and small streams...Gotta do your part, you know? Summit and surrounding ledges are bare.
||Nate Weeks |
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.