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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Willey, NH
Trails
Trails: Railroad tracks, Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small parking lot but ours was the only car - no competition for space 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small streams easily passable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No blowdowns, trail in good shape except for one huge snow ball about 2' in diameter right in the middle of the trail, may be 1/2 mi before the steep section - prob dropped off a branch. It will melt down in a few warm days, but if the ball of this size and weight drops on someone, it may become a dramatic scene. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The steep and icy section at the top of the stairs presented some challenge for my full size Airedale, but after some encouragement he started descending, then slid down on his butt. It can potentially be a problem for a small dog. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trail was broken by 2 barebooters, so wearing snowshoes our party of 3 packed and tried patching it. Caught up with the 2 barebooting guys within 1/4 mi from the summit. They bragged about breaking the trail for us. We explained the difference between their trail braking and ours - they seemed to have understood, apologized... It was a beautiful, spring day to hike, no monorail yet, wet snow still allowed for a decent buttsledding. The steep section (ladder covered with snow and in some sections - ice) is challenging and took extra time on the ascent, but especially descent. Hiked with Becky Elliot-Metea, Steve Carlson and our canine troops: Airedale Max and Steve's mini golden-doodle Cody.  
Name
Name: Inna 
E-Mail
E-Mail: innaradzi@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-03 
Link
Link: http:// 
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