|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH|
||Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur|
|Date of Hike:
||Tuesday, June 1, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking at Crawford Depot at 5:20 am on a Tuesday. There were still some open spaces at 11:30 when I returned. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No problem, easy rock hops |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There was an old blow down on Avalon Trail (I think), but it has been limbed and is an easy step over/hop over/crawl under (depending on how many legs you have) |
||Bring water, there isn’t much to drink on the ridge. My dogs needed a push up the scramble on Avalon spur, and at one spot ascending Field from Willey. They are not mountain goats by any means, so other dogs may have no trouble at all. |
|Lost and Found:
||I went early to beat the heat on behalf of my dogs who get hot easily. Due to the early hour, I didn’t see another person until after hitting Willey. After that I only saw 4 or 5 other people or parties. |
The wettest part of the hike was Willey Range Trail where in places there was water running down the trail, but it wasn’t enough to get feet wet. The water crossings down on Avalon Trail were easily negotiated.
Best view of the day was on Willey. If you summit it coming from Field, be sure to go past the summit cairn and continue down the trail to the outlook. It is an incredible vista.
||Amy & the Pyrs |
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.