Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 16, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked near 302 at the AT crossing since new snow was coming in. Spotted a car at the Depot but we didn't make it to it. Depot lot was partially cleared. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several streams still flowing. Watch where you step. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Knocked snow off of bent trees and moved fallen sticks/branches off the trail. Some classic blowdowns still present with a couple new ones that are easy to go over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: She had fun. A bit wet but was better than staying home. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost a blue pack cover stop Willey. Strong wind gust took it right off. 
Comments: Stayed at Ethan Pond Shelter to get an advantage on today's climb. Trails were pretty packed Friday but new snow has changed that. There was about 8 new inches on Willey which dropped to 2 near Ripley Falls Junction. Bring snowshoes this coming week. We topped out on Willey and quickly descended which was a good choice. Ladders are still good for booting up. Overall a fun day fighting through the snow and wind.  
Name: Adventureskier 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-16 
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