Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at the train station (suggested donation $10) and along 302. We arrived a bit before 8:00. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No big deal. See WanderingSoules trail report from 4 May for a video link that shows the best way across the first crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several stepovers and duck unders, but nothing real annoying. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few that seemed to be having fun. 
Bugs: Heard a couple of flies buzzing around. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A microspikes bag was hanging from branch over the trail a bit up from the parking lot. 
Comments: Great day and as usual met some nice people. Typical spring conditions with every type of trail condition, overall great hiking given all the recent rain. Spikes went on near the Avalon- A to Z trail junction and stayed on until we were back there. Probably still 2-3 feet on the summits and between them. We did Tom first and on the way back decided to take the Willey Range Trail back to A-Z to avoid the steep parts on Avalon. That was based on the soft and somewhat slippery trail conditions. Overall a wonderful day.  
Name: Mark Lush 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-06 
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