Backpacking: Mt. Tom, Mt. Field, Mt. Willey 2d/1n (Int-Adv)

  • July 19, 2014 · 8:30 AM
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Duration:

2 days/1 night, Ethan Pond Campsite has a fee, which I will be collecting in advance.

Hiking time:

Day #1 - 8 miles @ 1.25mph = 6.5 hours hiking time.

Day #2 - 9 miles @ 1.50mph = 6 hours hiking time

Description:

This trip is ideally for the intermediate backpacker. If you are looking to cross a few 4,000 footers off your list with a fun group, this is the place to be! Look forward to fun times with both new and seasoned faces!

Journey:

Trip will start at the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch and we will begin/end on the Avalon Trail.

Water is available at Ethan Pond Campsite and Zealand Pond. 

Day 1 - Hike 2.8 miles to Mt. Tom, then head back down and catch the Willey Range Trail for .9 miles to Mt. Field.  From Mt. Field we will head 1.4 miles to Mt. Willey to enjoy some lunch with a view.  A final 3 miles to reach Ethan Pond Campsite, enjoy a swim and setup camp.  There are tent platforms as well as a three sided shelter for 8, whichever you prefer is fine.


Day 2 - Hike continues down Ethan Pond Trail for 4 miles, we will enjoy some lunch at Zealand Pond. 3 miles onto the A-Z trail, which leads back to the Avalon trail for a final 1.2 miles to the cars! 


Gear list:

http://files.meetup.com/1688204/Gear%20List%20-%20Summer%20Backpacking.pdf

I will bring a group water filter and stove, please bring your own pot if you wish to simmer.

Trip Planning & Research:

I did my research using the Appalachian Mountain Club's "Southern NH White Mountain Guide", trail maps, and USGS maps and also the Internet. You need to become self-reliant by becoming familiar with the route, terrain, and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.


Waiver:  Read !!!

Be Warned!

Mountaineering, Skiing – Alpine or Back Country, Rock & Ice Climbing by its very nature is an extremely hazardous activity.

Falling off any part of a climbing route or bouldering challenge or other associated activity's, hiking or backpacking to a destination could result in injury or death. Weather, it be Trail conditions, or be it a slip on a trail or falling objects like rocks, climbing gear or tree’s from above, or avalanche can all incur injuries’ and/or death. You are always attending at your own risk!

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If you get hurt! Don’t even think about blaming someone else. You made all the decisions and where warned.  Stepping out of bed and driving to the meeting location. Too walk up to the activity and participate is on you. We are not guides or leaders in any event held. Just the organizers of finding a meeting location that people with similar interests can meet and socialize and participate in doing activities in which we have chosen an interest in performing..

It’s always your right to back out at any time and live the good life at home in front of the television for the day….

That said have fun! Play safely! And take the responsibility of your own actions.

The Organizers…

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    • Cindy

      Nice! Works perfectly on my mac, though the Flume one has a leg from the knee down in it. Creepy! I don't remember seeing that when we were there....

      July 20

    • Karl R.

      Awesome opened on my phone. Very cool!

      July 20

  • Karl R.

    Hi Folks, the weather is looking perfect for Backpacking. I would like everyone be there by 830 so we can be on the trail by 9 am sharp. If you are late, you can catch up. My phone number[masked]-4199. See ya tomorrow morning!

    July 18

  • Kristie W.

    Hello Everyone, Karl Rumpf has so generally volunteered to organize this trip for me on Saturday/Sunday...I have been peer pressured into attending a cancer benefit for a good friend, that was scheduled post creation of this meetup and I feel I need to do the right thing and support her in the battle that she has overcome. I look forward to seeing all of you on my next trip sometime in September. You are in good hands with Karl! Please feel free to reach out to either of us if you have any questions!

    July 16

    • Cindy

      Sorry to miss you, but that's really nice of you! Can't blame you on that one.

      July 16

    • Karl R.

      Kristie "Generally" ?????

      July 17

  • Chris L.

    I am coming from Boston/ Cambridge/ Somerville area and can take up 4 passengers + gear. Anyone want a ride from there or north? I will be traveling up 93 the whole way.

    July 17

  • Amber

    Kristie/Jay, is there still a two person tent that I might be able to borrow for this trip?

    July 14

    • Karl R.

      Amber I have 2 man tent you can borrow.

      1 · July 16

    • Chris L.

      I will be bringing a 2 person so if you'd like to cut out some weight, your welcome to the other half. fair warning tho, I will probably smell after a day of hiking.

      July 17

  • Christian F

    Would anyone like to carpool? I'm happy to drive or chip in for gas.

    July 8

    • Cindy

      Christian, do you have room for 4 total or you plus 4? Looks like I was the fourth to reply. If there isn't room in your car that's OK, I may drive up Friday instead, though. Could you let me know? Tx!

      July 16

    • Christian F

      Yes, i have room for you Cindy. if i am reading the meet up correctly we are leaving the parking lot in NH at 8:30a. should we leave Boston at 6?

      July 17

  • Seth H.

    A few quick questions:
    1) Is a cooking fire on Saturday night a yes/no/maybe?
    2) What is the recommended amount of water to bring? (The gear list in the link is inaccessible - 2 liters per day? Or will we be able to use the filter to refill and carry less?)
    3) Does using the shelter at the campsite negate the need for a tent?

    July 16

    • Seth H.

      Thanks! I was thinking more foil packs for the fire, but I picked up a dehydrated meal.

      July 16

    • Karl R.

      less weight and bears won't be coming to see your good food! :)

      July 16

  • ambika b.

    Jay,

    I thought i am going to see you all after a long time. I guess not.

    July 8

    • Jay B.

      Hi Ambika, Long time no see.....You might see me this trip? I have some summer projects I am working on and if I can get them done before this trip I certainly would like to attend...

      July 9

    • ambika b.

      I paid thinking i should be able to make it. Then i had to drop it. If i am lucky then next one.

      July 9

  • John

    Sorry, I had to pull the plug on this one. My family planning is a bit slower than Tom's. Truly disappointed to miss this.

    June 17, 2014

  • Tom S.

    When I got home last night, my wife reminded me. We have a family reunion on the 19th. Gotta cancel. Sorry.

    May 20, 2014

    • Jay B.

      Sent you your refund Tom Via Paypal... Maybe next trip.. Will be posting a lot more... Cheers...

      May 20, 2014

    • Tom S.

      Thanks Jay. I'll be looking for other trips.

      May 21, 2014

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