Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, NH
Trails: Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 10, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large Lot, almost full at 9am. Parked on side of road. Note this is $5 fee lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Wood ladders on Willey Ranger Trail are worn out. 2 Rungs are missing and more than a few felt sketchy. Never put full weight on any of them- one foot at a time, step to step. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ladders could be tricky for some and their human. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It seemed like the right kind of day to hike these two tree covered summits. Not wanting to deal with parking a car at the depot we decided to do an out and back via Willey Range Trail. Up the trail we went. Sometime after the ladders we decided this trail would be more appropriately named “Willey’s Revenge”. It is Steep, wet and slippery with fallen leaves. Upon summiting the discussion about descending what we’d just hiked was had and we made the decision to continue onto Field and descend the A-Z and walk the road back to Ethan Pond Trailhead. From Field it was a pleasant walk down the mountain. At the Depot we started the almost 3 mile road walk back, staying as far to the left as possible as cars buzzed by. As we passed by the Willey House Ranger Rex graciously agreed to drive us the last mile to the car. 🙏 😊 It was great to chat with him about Willey’s history and the “happenings” on the mountain. All in all, glad to have been out on the trail today and catch the end of peak up north.  
Name: Towanda 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-10-10 
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