Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 26, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Depot lot full, side of the road lot pretty full also 
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 - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hops. Bottom one is the easiest of a rock hop in awhile. Might get a toe wet on the second one with a couple semi submerged rocks. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Ran into the trail maintainer at the A-Z/Tom Spur jct. Good 1/2 dozen blowdowns got neutralized on the spur, no walk arounds now. Big double over/under blowdown about halfway up the climb up Field from Avalon on the Avalon trail. Its limbed enough for summer but its gonna be an awkward one come winter time 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: Yet another frost helping to kill these stupid things 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Pretty dry down low other than the typical muddy spots between the 2 stream crossings. Decently muddy on climb up Avalon and over towards Field. Minor patchy remnant monorail begins at 3800' on Avalon and becomes nuisance level patches above 4000' up to the jct w/Willey Ridge Trail. Patchy monorail most of the way over the ridge towards Willey then a mixed bag of stable/unstable/remnant/patchy for the last 0.5 miles to the summit. Some patches towards Tom until dropping below 4000', than nonexistent for the rest of the loop. Tom is somewhat muddy, and all its views including the south one back to Field, the west one towards the Bonds, and the east one to the Presis are all growing up sadly. Spikes got a free ride today as its late spring and I'm a lazy gridiot who is wicked sick of the monorail and even the patchy ridge is 75% dry/wet/mud and 25% stable/unstable/remnant monorail  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-26 
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