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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Highland Center was of course very busy on Sunday between 12 and 1pm when I started. I parked on the side of the road (gravel) just south of the Highland Center. Plenty of room there :) Things had calmed down some by the time when I returned around 4:45pm.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water is low and all the crossings were easily hopable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Avalon Trail is blazed in yellow maybe?? If so, I don’t think the blazing is often. Willey Range Trail has the occasional blue blaze. I’m not recalling blowdowns but Willey Range Trail should be brushed back and has some overhanging trimmed branches and such that people bang their heads on.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several seen. One group of three ahead of the owners I’d just passed and said hello to came up the trail barking at me. At least the owners were paying attention and called the dogs to them and the dogs passed me. Probably should’ve been leashed though.  
Bugs
Bugs: Not that I really remember, no.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: My 5th and 6th grid peaks this month out of 19 needed. Finished Cannon shortly before noon and headed on over while fueling up in the car. Started just before 1pm and back back at the car between 4:30 and 4:45pm. First time getting my time on these two down closer to 3hr45min than 4hr :)

Many people on the trails. Nice to meet Jodi from the 4k groups. I’d be in favor of some new trails being made to these peaks without such nasty footing, particularly along the ridge line 🤣 Usual mud and wetness. Things should get trimmed back on Willey Range Trail. If anyone would be up for Willey slide in he coming months, shoot me an email :)  
Name
Name: Liam Cooney 
E-Mail
E-Mail: liamcooney96@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-08-17 
Link
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