Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, NH
Trails: Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 4 cars in lot at the start, 3 when I left 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Just some duck unders 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The three dogs seen looked like it they were happy with the conditions 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Red Bandana at summit of Willey, it may be a marker for the top, left it on top. 
Comments: The Willey Range Trail had just been broken out by two hero, Brian and John. Brian gumped his knee up on the ladder section and went back down, John broke it out all the way, solo, to the summit (and yes, you didn't know if you had summitted, well you did, the loop you made looking for the cairn was the top, congrats). Some postholing down lower on Ethan Pond Trail, didn't see any more until coming off from Field, then sporadic. Lots of bareboot sledders on Field so a lot of deep postholes may be hidden in powder from there to the bottom. Trail near the top and between Willey and Field were drifting in quickly with lots of wind and snow. The ladder section, or what I think must have been the ladder section, had a lot of icy spots and butt slides.  
Name: The Yankees Guy 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-03-23 
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