Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 11, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No parking issues we were early and on the trail at 7:15am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two water crossings, very dry rivers easily crossed, rock hoppable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blow downs except one place on Avalon on the way up to MT Avalon we ended up bushwhacking and got a little lost. Found trail with help of Gaia and two other hikers on the trail. Be mindful when heading up that you don't miss the trail like we did.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: More hikers had dogs with them then not today. Many friendly felines on the trail.  
Bugs: No bugs, too windy and cold.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lots of stuff at the sign at the bottom of the Avalon trail behind the depot.  
Comments: Muddy trails and slippery rock on most of the trails. The worst was Wylie Ridge and Tom Spur. You could get around it pretty easy most of the time but its not unavoidable you will get good and muddy. The tails get narrow in quiet a few spots on the ridge especially near the summits and branches stick out so watch your face/head. Avalon is very steep I highly recommend acceding and not descending. There are virtually no views from Tom, Wylie, or Field a few look outs with some great views. As you climb turn around occasionally and you will get some great views that way as well. We didn't get to see the view on Avalon because of the cloud cover (Its on the 52 so I'm sure the view is beautiful)  
Name: Melissa B 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-08-12 
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