Parked in the lower parking lot on route 302, walked up the small road to the trail. The trail we hiked was Ethan Pond Trail, which we followed for 1.6 miles to a section where we connected to Willey Range Trail. This trail had some surprises! A small section of the trail was washed away, stairs were after, followed by NINE ladders! The ladders were fine going up, but I was nervous when coming back down them. This trail was was 1.1 miles to the top of Mt. Willey! Here are a few pics of what you will find as you head up to a beautiful view!
|The sign near the tracks when you start the trail Ethan Pond|
|The stairs after a mini wash away trail|
|The ladders and there were nine!|
|This is when you are on top of the ladders looking down!|
|The view when you reach the top ladder!|
|The view from the top at a Look Out point|
|Webster Cliffs and beyond! Would see more but clouds were low that day.|
|Me and my wonderful hiking buddy!|
Great views! Beautiful Day!
One Last Pic...
|If you go to the back side of Mt. Willey, there is another view of Ethan Pond! It was just as gorgeous!|
BTW, never found any Den, though it still could be up there someplace! Be careful!