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, August 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We arrived at 7am and the parking lot at AMC Highland was basically full and the road was starting to fill up as well. I would recommend getting an early start if you want parking near the trailhead. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings were low and easily passable. Some standing water and mud on the trails, but eh, easily avoidable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blow downs on the Wiley Range Trail. The trail is somewhat overgrown in the sections between Mt. Tom and Mt. Wiley, making the trail very narrow in those sections. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Of the 4000 footers that I have done so far (which is about 32), this would be a good introduction hike for a novice White Mountains puppy hiker. In general, this is a good trail for dogs. 
Bugs: Some annoying flies, but nothing terrible. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Tom, Field and Wiley (and Avalon)
Avalon Trail, AZ Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Wiley Range Trail

I would recommend an early start to get up and out before the crowds. By 12pm, the trails are somewhat crowded. I would keep your mask handy for this whole hike because I found these peaks/trails to be very cramped at times. There are sections of the trail that are narrow and have few places to "pull off", making it difficult to let others pass. This hike doesn't appear to get the best reviews, but it would be a great day hike on a cloudy day (there are no views on this hike that I could find). I would also recommend these trails to those new to hiking in the White Mountains because I would consider it a moderate hike compared to it's Pemi and Presidential neighbors. Happy hiking! :)  
Name: llambo1 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-02 
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