Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks 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, June 28, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All are fine. The AMC has created some stone steps on the first water crossing that will probably act more like a dam due to its tight construction. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are about six blowdowns in the col between Willey summit and the height of land before it. WRT from Field to Willey could benefit from a haircut, its getting pretty tight. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many doggoes out 
Bugs: The purpose of the TR was to make note of a ground hornets nest forming along the Willey Range Trail. It is about halfway from F to W. You will enter a blowdown area, which will be obvious because you are far more exposed than you have been, and then enter the woods. In short order you will enter a second area of blowdowns. There were lots of bees buzzing there. Just a heads up for those that may be allergic 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A vape pen was found on the true summit of Willey. 
Comments: A fine day for a WTF. Weather kept most at bay. I think Avalon gets steeper every time you do it. I opted to take the abandoned portion of the trail this time and did a little whacking up the steeper rock section where the trail bears hard right. I was only mildly lost but I made great time. Only ran into about 5 people all day, and saw no one from Field on, until just before Willard junction; were I was told I need to get 20ft off trail and wait to let them pass since I didn't have a mask on. Only got rained on the last 100 feet to the car. Perfect! 7/12 for the grid  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-29 
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