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richard
10-16-2014, 04:32 PM
Hi, I WAS planning on hiking up to Mt. Willey on Sunday with a friend. Are there any potentially dangerous stream crossings that I should be concerned about? I don`t want to travel up there if there will be a problem. Sunday is my only option for this wknd. We are planning to use the Ethan Pond trail.

TJsName
10-16-2014, 05:09 PM
None that aren't bridged. Have fun!

richard
10-16-2014, 06:46 PM
THANKS I will

Brambor
10-16-2014, 08:35 PM
Once the ice and snow starts to build up don't forget your traction. There are a few prrretty steep sections going up to willey

IQuest
10-17-2014, 09:11 AM
None that aren't bridged. Have fun!

I don't recall any bridges between US302 and the Willey Range Tr. The stream crossings on the Willey Range Tr leading up to Willey shouldn't cause any concern.

TJsName
10-17-2014, 10:08 AM
I don't recall any bridges between US302 and the Willey Range Tr. The stream crossings on the Willey Range Tr leading up to Willey shouldn't cause any concern.


I was being general about the EPT. In case they want to go down A-Z and work back as a loop, being sure to take the .1 side trip the Thoreau Falls of course. :)

peakbagger
10-17-2014, 10:41 AM
Heads up, current forecast is for flurries at elevations over 3000 feet on Sunday. In general a blustery day. Bring your late fall gear.

IQuest
10-17-2014, 11:34 AM
I was being general about the EPT. In case they want to go down A-Z and work back as a loop, being sure to take the .1 side trip the Thoreau Falls of course. :)

I figured as much.;) I assumed that they would only be hiking Willey as they made no mention of the Willey Range Tr. The loop you mention is one of my favorites.:)

TJsName
10-17-2014, 12:56 PM
I figured as much.;) I assumed that they would only be hiking Willey as they made no mention of the Willey Range Tr. The loop you mention is one of my favorites.:)

Oh wow, you're right - I suppose my mind auto completes hikes now! I would say your assumption makes total sense since that is what the OP wrote! We see what we want to see I suppose. It does look like a fantastic loop. I've done all the parts but not together. It's the kind of thing that when someone says they want to do the Willey range, I'll start angling to do it this way. One could loop it from Zealand Pond trail head too, if they didn't mind the back track (or wanted to take the snowmobile trail from AZ and then whack back west and Cross the Zealand River. :)