Tom(4051'), Field(4340), & Willey(4285) Sunday 1/19/14.Avalon/MtWillard Trailhead (03:50) - Avalon Trail - A-Z trail, Mt Tom Spur - Mt TOM(07:00) - back down to A-Z trail to Willey Range trail to Mt Field (08:50) - to Mt Willey (10:20), back to Mt Tom(11:30) - down Avalon trail To TH (13:30) : hiking time 9.75 hrs. Did this same hike in june of 2012 in a bit over 9 hrs. That was one of my worst hikes and I was on the verge of hypothermia. This winter hike was much better but not a clear day with many views.
Started at zero dark thirty (03:49)
I was planning to hit Mt Tom at Sunrise but started a bit too early.
Mt Field Summit Thats my "Spot" on the cairn trying to send a signal.
Mt Field. Trail behind me goes on to Mt Willey. I gave myself a break and dropped pack here and went on to Willey with just my bug-out fire jumpers pack.
Limited view from Mt Field, Im not sure if this is Tom or Avalon.
Small cleared area at Mt Field summit with small cairn there is short path north to a view area (above phot taken from)
Blow down tree wave half way to Willey - no real views but you get to see the sky again.
You can just barley make out the trail here. It is packed under the snow but there was only one set of tracks in the 3" of recent snow (from the speed hiker that I crossed).