Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 19, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water at all crossing was low, but some of the rocks were slippery due to black ice. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Areas of ice near the staircases on the Willey Range Trail might be problematic for some dogs. Depends on the dog's and owner's experience level with ice.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A very nice trip up to Willey from the Ethan Pond side; beautiful views of the higher summits covered in snow. Trail conditions are typical for this time of year: fall at the trailhead, early winter at the summit. Ethan Pond and Willey Range Trails both had a heavy covering of leaves, plus a dusting of snow on them. Snow depth increased with altitude, with about 1" or more at the summit cairn. Willey Range Trail very icy in the section before the ladders, especially the section of dirt steps with log edges. Traction could be useful for this section. Some of the ice was visible, but there was plenty covered by a dusting of snow. Staircases/ladders proper had snow on the steps, but no ice. Much easier hiking above ladders where there was more snow than ice.  
Name: SBanks 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-10-21 
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