Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 25, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We had a car spot on this hike where one car parked at the railroad area near the AMC highland center and the other car parked at the Ethan Pond Trailhead. This allowed us to go one way on the hike. There were many cars today but we found spots.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Beautiful waterfalls and streams on this hike. No issues with crossing the various water areas. Rock hops. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some blow downs here and there. One I had to crawl under. Some of the rungs of stairs on the way up Willey were broken or disintegrated.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: I saw zero dogs today. The ladders on Willey are not dog friendly.  
Bugs: For most of the hike, bugs were not a problem. Only at the summits of Willey and Tom. At the lookout on Willey we ate our snack and the black flies had their feast upon us. At the summit of Tom there were some bugs but we didn't stay long.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: We met a fit fellow who lost his red sunglasses. We saw his sunglasses at the kiosk at the end of our hike. Then we saw him in the parking lot and asked if he got them, which he did not. So he went back and got them at the kiosk. Very nice of people to carry things down and put them at the trail head like that.  
Comments: Going up the ladders to Willey was very fun! All the little waterfalls were beautiful. It was so humid today that we felt we were hiking in Jurassic Park. It was the White Mountain jungle out there, with mist and thick greenery, and mud. The rain held off all day and we made it to the three summits for our first time on each. I really liked the ridge-like trail, too. We were confronted by a grey jay but had nothing good to offer so we just looked at each other for a while and went on our way. Surprising number of views up there, maybe not from the summits but here and there along the way. Although every rock was wet, traction was not a problem.  
Name: R Whelton 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-06-25 
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