Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Avalon Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 12, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Crawford Depot along the road. Road to Ethan Pond Trail not plowed, but there is plowed parking at Route 302 jct ($5.00 State Park fee) and a 0.3 mi road walk to Ethan Pond Tr. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All frozen and bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several blowdowns on Willey Range Trail between Willey and Field, can duck under. A few blowdowns on A-Z Trail, couple of step-overs. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great conditions for Eva thoughout, though at times she would slide into some nasty postholes 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Always love a Willey Range traverse with a car spot at Crawford Depot and up the ladders first to Willey. The access road to Ethan Pond Trail is not plowed in the winter, but there is plowed parking adjacent to Route 302 ($5.00 State Park fee). On Monday, all trails were firm and fast (spikes fine throughout) with hundreds of postholes from weekend hikers who had barebooted and sunk 2-3 feet deep in the softened snow due to milder temps. Some of the ladders on Willey Range Trail were buried in snow/ice. The exposed ladder sections were quite icy and glad we were ascending rather than descending. Lots of duck-under blowdowns on Willey Range Tr, with one necessary to crawl under. Great hike on this mostly cloudy day in the Willey Range. Eva loved it, her 16th time on Mt. Field and 15th time on Willey.  
Name: Lab Mom 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-13 
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