Field, Willey and Tom

Hiked Field, Willey and Tom on July 23, 2014. These are peaks 481, 482 and 483 in completing “The Grid over 60”. I hiked up the Avalon trail from the AMC’s Highland Center. The AMC professional trail crew was installing rock steps and water bars on the section of the trail between the junction with the AZ trail and the summit of Avalon. After reaching the Willey Range trail I turned left and walked the 100 yards to the summit of Field, the first summit of the day. It was quite hazy so the views were limited.

Hazy view of Bretton Woods and Mt. Washington Hotel from Field
Hazy view of Bretton Woods and Mt. Washington Hotel from Field

I continued along the Willey Range to the Summit of Willey where the views were again limited by the haze.

View of Webster Cliffs and Southern Presidentials from Willey
View of Webster Cliffs and Southern Presidentials from Willey

I returned to the summit of Field where I ate a PBJ and talked with a guy from Indiana who is working on the New Hampshire 48 and also the NE 111 which he hopes to complete in the next year or so. I continued along the Willey Range trail to the AZ trail and then to the Mt. Tom Spur trail. The views were very limited from Tom so I didn’t take any pictures. There were also no Gray Jays to be seen, usually there are some on the summit of Mt. Tom. There was an AMC Volunteer trail crew at work on the Mt. Tom Spur fixing some of the erosion problems and mud holes.

AMC Volunteer trail crew work on Mt. Tom Spur trail
AMC Volunteer trail crew work on Mt. Tom Spur trail

I descended the Mt. Tom Spur to the AZ trail and then down the AZ trail to the Avalon trail and back to the Highland Center. Only 93 summits left to finish “The Grid over 60”.

 

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