Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 8, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at lot by "train depot" at 730 A.M. and it was only halfway full at that time. (trail starts there). Additional note, stopped to use bathrooms at AMC visitors center (neighboring lot) which was completely full at 730 A.M. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy footing with minor splashing 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few Blowdowns left, but easily passable.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw probably 8 dogs on trail. They looked like they were having fun! 
Bugs: None on the way up. A few when we stopped on the peaks. Then, MANY black flies (I put on an overhead bug net) on the descent when about 1 mile from the parking lot. When we returned, many cars parked on the main road, so not a rush to get there (as main road parking is permitted), but just giving this info. if you are hoping to park in a parking lot. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful day!! Few patches of snow, some up to 20 feet long, but easy to either walk around or walk right over. Many muddy puddles, but again, easy to navigate if you take your time around them. The trail, overall, is pretty easy to follow. However, for the most part, there are not any trail markers along the route (other than the very clear signs at the intersections.) We consulted our GPS just prior to one stream crossing, on the A-Z trail, just because of the angle of the trail, we didn't see it initially and wanted to be sure before risking getting our boots wet. After crossing, the trail was very easy to see, so really just a moment of not being sure.

Also, for views: Mount Avalon, the view is at the summit. Mount Tom, no major view., but you can see mountain tops above the trees. Mount Field, the view is on a very small off shoot to the left before the summit. Mount Willey, continue past the summit (if you are going the direction we went) and go down hill and there is an off shoot to the left. Don't miss these views!!  
Name: DZP 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-06-09 
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