Elevation Gain: 2,915ft
Trails: Ethan Pond and Willey Range
Distance: 5.4 miles roundtrip
Duration: 5.5 hrs (includes stops for breaks along the trail and at summit)
My 4000+ Peak #20
Listed 4000+: #29
The Terrifying 25 List: Willey Range Trail (Ladders section)
**This is my 20th NH 48 4000+ footer, and the 10th summit I've hiked solo to.
It looked like rain as I was headed north for today's hike. And there were passing showers as I drove by the Kancamagus Highway. At the trailhead on Route 302 there was just a couple more empty stalls in the upper parking lot. I re-checked the weather forecast, "sun for the afternoon", and quickly got my gear on.
I caught up with Group 7 at the Willey Range Trail junction were we all stopped for a break. We spoke a bit about 'lists' and I told them that I was working on the 4000ft+ as well as the Terrifying 25 lists. They were on their way to Willey, Field and Tom, with Avalon being the 'bail-out' plan. And we also introduced ourselves and started back up the trail again when I told them that they were a good pace for me.