Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, Mt. Avalon, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail, Cascade Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 10, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Very few people out today. I was the only cat on 302 between the Jackson trailhead and Highland Center at 8 am  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Stream levels dropped a bit and were easily crossed 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few minor step-over blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One happy one today 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Just a few microsike parts 
Comments: If you love all types of unstable and decomposing monorail, then this hike is for you. I've seen worse on this route in May, but it was still pretty tedious. Barebooted up Avalon Trail, then A-Z Trail and Mt. Tom Spur to the start of the Willey Range Trail. Patchy snow above the Avalon/A-Z junction didn't require spikes on the ascent. Beater spikes went on for the Willey Range Trail as it was all snow and monorail from A-Z to Mt Field, sometimes unstable and collapsing, but not too bad overall if you are careful with your steps. WRT from Field to Willey was a bit more challenging, with some sections of bare ground and rock, and some thin and pointy monorail. Avalon Trail down to Avalon was getting less supportive and soft after noon. I left a few good deep postholes in my wake. Avalon Trail from the summit to A-Z was intermittant monorail near the summit, bare below the steep sections. Up high, there is still 2 to 3 feet of snow on the trail in some sections, so it'll be a while before conditions get a lot better.  
Name: Hiker__Dad 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-10 
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