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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Ethan Pond, Thoreau Falls, Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH
Trails
Trails: Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Ethan Pond Campsite spur, Thoreau Falls Trail, Zealand Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom spur, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, July 15, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Willey House site on 302. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Crossing at Kedron Flume was an easy single hop, really no major crossings on this route that aren't bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A stepover on Ethan Pond between Kedron Flume and Willey Range. A couple of duckunders, and brushy sections on A-Z. Willey Range had a few brushy sections between Field and Willey. Trails in really good shape overall.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Not bad compared to the last few days. A few bothered me around Thoreau Falls, but on the ridge they weren't an issue.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: All in all, a very sticky day, though it did get drier throughout the hike (the atmosphere, not me). Decided to switch it up from last time, and do Tom, Field, and Willey as a loop, but visit Ethan Pond and Thoreau Falls, before tackling the range itself... saving the pain for last. Such a nice route! Kedron Flume was excellent as opposed to taking the Ethan Pond Trail, and warmed me up good for the cruising beyond Ethan Pond. A-Z was a joy to climb, never too steep, with decent footing throughout. Surprised how much water there was running up high on A-Z. The viewpoints on Tom and Field are steadily growing in, much less of a view than I remember from my previous trips here. Willey is still excellent. Fast going down from Willey and Kedron Flume. A really sweaty day, but a great one for sure!  
Name
Name: Bill Robichaud 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bill.robichaud@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-07-15 
Link
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