I had spent the past few days at the Crawford Notch Campground with my family. The Whites got a TON of damage! Six waterfront sites are no longer because the Saco River had been carved out more from Hurricane Irene. I had stayed at the Dry River Campground a few weeks ago and it was closed. We saw Arethusa and Ripley Falls on the 10th and I hiked Willey, Field, and Tom on September 11th.
Flags on the 48.
|Crawford Notch and the Presidentials in the distance|
The hike up to Mount Field was moderate with some steep sections. It took me a little over an hour to get from the summit of Willey to Field. This includes a few stops along the way to chat with some other hikers.
|Summit Mt. Field|
|Summit of Mount Tom|
|A viewpoint on the summit|
|Raising the flag|
I was on Mount Tom for quite a while, but had to make it down to the Highland Center to catch my ride. Overall the hike took about 7 hours. It would have been quicker without all the stops, but it was really interesting talking to the people I met on the trail and being able to help with the flags on the 48. I plan on signing up next year!
Approach from: Kendron Flume Trail (Willey House on 302)Height:
Willey: 4285 ft
Field: 4340 ft
Tom: 4051 ftDistance: ~9 miles
Elevation gain: ~3400 feet
Time: 7 hours (with lots of time on peaks!)
|Map: Route from 302 to the Highland Center (car spot needed)|