2 days/1 night, Ethan Pond Campsite has a fee, which I will be collecting in advance.
Day #1 - 8 miles @ 1.25mph = 6.5 hours hiking time.
Day #2 - 9 miles @ 1.50mph = 6 hours hiking time
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!
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!
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.
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