Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Avalon, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 13, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Train station parking was full, but other parking areas along the road weren't. Really surprised by lack of vehicles in parking areas/on the road for a beautiful Saturday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rushing water made getting wet unavoidable. Shoes only got slightly damp. All crossing were doable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blow downs were taken care of, but it seems like more have occurred since we did have to scale a few.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw 2 dogs on the trails. Both were making the hike just fine. 
Bugs: Little to none. Only really started noticing them toward the end of the hike once the sun started setting. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Dry to start. Gets wet/muddy once you start hitting the water crossings and beyond. Once you move past Mt. Avalon, spikes will be your friend up and down Mt. Field. The monorail is still solid in a lot of places, a bit crumbly in others. Once you get down to the Mt. Tom Spur, you can bare boot again. If you head up the Spur, you MIGHT need spikes for the last half. Saw some people use them, other's didn't. Use your best judgement. All water crossings were doable. The two biggest ones had a fast current, so it was hard not to get a bit damp. All in all, a tough, but fun day!
Name: John M 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-14 
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