Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, NH
Trails: Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 1, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: across 302 lot was plowed, on the Willey house side, not plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: nothing significant on these trails 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1 step over on Kedron Flume but this will be covered soon by the snow pack 2 duck under on the Willey Range trail that have been there for a while, they are pretty high so it might not be problematic until the snow pack gets substantial 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Copper was the only one on these trail today. He did great on the ladders 
Bugs: nope :-) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found one microspike that belong to one of the two people I met going up Willey Range, contact me at if you want to get it back, it will be no bother at all 
Comments: Warm weather today meant that the snow was going to be mushy and it was. Copper and I had a late start (10:15am arrival at the trailhead), we were the only car at Willey House. The snow was about 4-6 inches down low but around 12 inches on the ridge. It was very soft and wet but no balling issues all day. The trails were in excellent conditions and the Willey Range trail saw more action and was nicely packed. The softness made coming down interesting as we were sliding considerably in the steepest sections. Fortunately, the ladders were still usable but this will not last and they will be covered in ice soon. We met only two hikers on the way up and one on the way down (we do like the colder season and weekday for that). This was and quick out and back because of the late start. We did not see any gray Jay at the lookout.  
Name: Jean-Marc Lapierre 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-12-01 
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