You have to take what the mountains give you. But sometimes you find that it’s exactly what you need. The trail provides.
Why is Mt Tom, and by extension, Field and Willey, so attractive? Well, for starters, the trail is moderate, and there are some good views.
The trio make for an easier trip than most. But that’s not to say that a hike up Tom, Field, and Willey is going to be without substance. There’s a lot to enjoy here, even if the clouds and fog have wiped out the view.
With modest grades and an overall easy trail, Tom, Field, and Willey make for a New England Classic.
Mt Tom, Mt Field, Mt Willey, Mt Avalon. 2019-01-03 (Thursday.) Four mountains means an embarrassment of riches where film footage is concerned. Despite the clouds, there was so much to see, and so much visually striking landscape. Enjoy! If you enjoy reading these posts, consider subscribing, so you can stay informed. There’s no cost to do so. Your email will only be used to alert you of new posts — […]
Via Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Willey Range Trail, Approx 10.6 miles. 25 dF +/- at the trailhead, 20 dF at Mt Field summit, with negligible winds. Cloudy, with some fog. Trailhead: 0940; Mt Tom Summit: 1215; Mt Field Summit: 1330; Mt Willey Summit; 1430; Mt Avalon Summit: 1600; back at car: 1655. (Approx. 7.25 hours.) What is the sound of solitude? Considering what I was hoping for, I got a […]
A trifecta of summits Mt Tom, Mt Field, Mt Willey, Crawford Notch, NH. 2018-04-28. (Saturday) Via Mt Willard Trail, Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Willey Range Trail, Kedron Flume Trail. Approx 8.4 miles. 50 dF +/- at the trailhead, 58 dF at Mt Field summit, with negligible winds. Mix of clouds and sun. Trailhead: 1015; Mt Tom Summit: 1240; Mt Field Summit: 1410; Mt Willey Summit; 1530; back at car: 1930. […]