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Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom
Hart's Location, NH, Carroll, NH, Bethlehem, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the Kedron Flume Trail
Looking up the Kedron Flume Trail

Route: Kedron Flume Trail, Ethan Pond Trail, Willey Range Trail, (Mt. Willey), Willey Range Trail, (Mt. Field), Willey Range Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur Trail, (Mt. Tom), Mt. Tom Spur Trail, A-Z Trail, Avalon Trail

With a nice, but windy fall day forecasted, we headed over to the Crawford Notch area.

After spotting a vehicle, we started up the Kedron Flume Trail. While the flume had some flowing water, the scenic qualities of it weren't as good as I would have hoped, due to lots of blowdowns in and around the streambed.

The climb up the Willey Range Trail was steep as we worked our way up the many stairs and steep rocky areas. Nearing the summit, we stopped at the vista for some excellent views of a white Mt. Washington.

After reaching the summit, we continued to Mt. Field, where the wind started to pick up a bit. Though the range of views was limited, the near-summit viewpoint provided a nice look at the Presidentials again.

Continuing on, we eventually reached Mt. Tom, where we had excellent views from both the summit and northern blowdown viewpoints.

Heading down the A-Z and Avalon trails, we eventually re-entered the fall foliage.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Willey
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Very Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Field
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy
Destination: Mt. Tom
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Easy
Views: Excellent
Crowds: Heavy


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, October 10, 2010
Hike Commenced: 7:56 AM
Parking Elevation: 1,310'
Destination: Mt. Willey
Ascent Commenced: 7:56 AM
Summit Reached: 10:19 AM
Time Elapsed: 02:23
Trailhead Elevation: 1,325'
Summit Elevation: 4,285'
Distance: 2.7 miles
Vertical Gain: 3,030'
Destination: Mt. Field
Ascent Commenced: 10:20 AM
Summit Reached: 11:04 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:44
Trailhead Elevation: 4,285'
Summit Elevation: 4,340'
Distance: 1.4 miles
Vertical Gain: 520'
Destination: Mt. Tom
Ascent Commenced: 11:10 AM
Summit Reached: 11:55 AM
Time Elapsed: 00:45
Trailhead Elevation: 4,340'
Summit Elevation: 4,051'
Distance: 1.5 miles
Vertical Gain: 411'
Hike Ended: 2:07 PM
Hike Time Elapsed: 06:11
Hike Distance: 8.5 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 3,976'


The Kedron Flume Trail trailhead next to the Willey House
The Kedron Flume Trail trailhead next to the Willey House

Kedron Flume
Kedron Flume

Looking at the Bonds from near the summit of Mt. Willey - Click to enlarge
Looking at the Bonds from near the summit of Mt. Willey

The Willey Range Trail to Mt. Field
The Willey Range Trail to Mt. Field

Looking at Mt. Washington from the Mt. Field viewpoint - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington from the Mt. Field viewpoint

The Willey Range Trail to Mt. Tom
The Willey Range Trail to Mt. Tom

Looking at Mt. Washington from near the summit of Mt. Tom - Click to enlarge
Looking at Mt. Washington from near the summit of Mt. Tom

Foliage on the Avalon Trail
Foliage on the Avalon Trail

Topographic map of Mt. Willey, Mt. Field, Mt. Tom - Click to enlarge


Directions to trailhead: To get to the Kedron Flume Trail trailhead, take 302 west from Bartlett to the Willey House. There's parking on both sides of 302. The trailhead is located uphill, next to the house. To get to the Avalon Trail trailhead, take Route 302 west from Bartlett, NH. In the winter, there is plowed parking available at the Highland Center. Trailhead is across the tracks, next to the Crawford Depot.

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