Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Ethan Pond, NH
Trails: Zealand Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Ethan Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Zealand Road is open! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All passable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: The A-Z Trail from the Zealand junction up to the Mt. Tom col REALLY needs some love. Many blowdowns, doesn't appear to have had brushing or drainage done in several years. But... I just adopted this trail! Major cleanup effort will be underway this year, same with Mt. Tom spur. There were also some blowdowns on the Ethan Pond Trail, along with the disintegrating bog bridges that have been in rough shape for a few years at least. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Bugs are out! Flies on the 4k summits, and a few gnats along the trails.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A beautiful day for a loop of the Willey Range and Ethan Pond. It was surprisingly warm, but there is still a very sizable monorail along the ridge. Beware the postholes, as they can plunge you a couple feet down into running water. The monorail will continue rotting away quickly this week, with 80s temps forecast on the ground for Wed-Fri. I brought spikes but did not use them. Not much snow off the ridge other than a few cooler pockets.  
Name: Kris 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-16 
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