Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, Ethan Pond, Shoal Pond, Thoreau Falls, NH
Trails: Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, Ethan Pond Shelter Spur, Shoal Pond Trail, Thoreau Falls Trail, Willey Boulders Path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty/almost infinite parking at the Willey House and Snack Bar!!!! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings I needed were rock-hoppable. I looked at the North Fork/Thoreau Falls water crossing above the falls - VERY high water (as expected)!!!!! but I didn't need to cross there.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Obvious drainage/bog bridge problems along the AT/Ethan Pond Trail - it felt like I was rock-hopping forever. I went about a half mile south of Shoal Pond - totally falling into disrepair - every time I go there I am surprised at how bad it is getting.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: why not - there is no shortage of on-trail water 
Bugs: yah - a few here and there 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Decided to hit some of my favorite quiet spots south/west of Crawford Notch. Only saw a few hikers on Willey and that was IT for the day! Beautiful vistas, as always! Great to get this calendar day 4K! Kind of neat to poke around the Willey House and look at the boulders at the end of the day!  
Name: Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-10-29 
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