|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Whitewall Mountain, Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey, NH|
||Ethan Pond Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Willey Range Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 14, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking on 302 at AT crossing. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easy |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Ethan Pond Trail still has a lot of snow from Willey Range junction to Thoreau falls trail. The snow is soft and fairly deep making it a bit more strenuous. Past Thoreau its dry trail until the A-Z trail.|
I went up and down Whitewall on the rock slide about 250 feet past the Zeacliff trail. The slide brings you in between two cliffs where it is an easy bushwack to many open ledges and great views. The slide hasn't settled to well yet. I could feel huge rocks shifting underneath me at times. It was surprisingly much easier to go down than up. Snow free much of the way and there were many herd paths that lead close to the wooded summit.
A-Z trail and Wiley Range trails well packed out. Some ice bulges coming down Wiley but are easily avoidable.
||Matt F |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.