Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 25, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Willey House Station which is at the end of a road starting at route 302 across from the start of Webster Cliff Trail 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Although Kedron Brook had a higher than normal water level it was still easy to cross. No other water crossings of note 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Three trees across the Willey Range Trail. Two fallen small trees can easily be cut with a small saw. One is downhill of the wood ladders on the south side of Mt Willey and the other high on the north side of Mt Willey. A larger tree fall is in the blow down area between Mt Willey and Mt Field. Some new bog bridges and log stairways on Mt Tom. As has been noted in the past, there are some severe erosion sections on the steep slope on the south side of Mt Willey. Many side trails have been created but they are likely to become eroded over time. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw many dogs on the trails today including Kali. All the dogs were enjoying the day 
Bugs: Saw some flying insects at lower elevations in the AM but they were not bothersome 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trails were wet today due to the heavy rains during the week. I selected this hike because there are no major river crossings. There was running water on parts of the Willey Range Trail especially on the south side of Mt Willey and the north slope of Mt Field. The slope on the Ethan Pond Trail leading up from the junction with the Arethusa-Ripley Falls Trail is covered in leaves which hides some loose rocks.
Great views from many outlooks along the trail. Met Heather, Dan, and Kali. Also met many other hikers and fed the Gray Jays.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-10-25 
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