|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, May 28, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The rivers are wide and the water running fast, but all water crossing were easily rock hopable. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Took the Avalon Trail to the Willey Range Trail and summit of Mount Field, out and back to Mount Willey, then descended Willey Range Trail to A-Z Trail, Mount Tom Spur, and descent via A-Z Trail to Avalon Trail.|
The monorail started about halfway between the summit of Mount Avalon and the summit of Mount Field, at which point I put on microspikes. "Monorail" is not the best description. "Balance beam" is more accurate. Kept the micros on all the way to Willey and back. There are still pocket of deep snow, and if you step off the balance beam you will post-hole. I took off the microspikes halfway between the summit of Mount Field and junction with the A-Z Trail when the trail turned into a running river. Bare-booted Mount Tom Spur and balance of the hike back to the parking area.
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.