"The Perfect Day to be Out on a Ledge!" (pictures)
Difficulty: Very Hard/Expert (Steep ledgy trails and ledge scrambles/climbing)
Directions: From North Conway take Rt. 16N/302W. Continue straight on 302W and follow it for 17 miles. Park at the Willey House Station Rd. on your left. The trail head and signs are across the street.
Stats (round trip): Mileage> 9.4 Elevation Gain> 3,250' Book Time> 8hrs. Our Time> 8.5 hrs.
Report: It was to be a beautiful day on Saturday and we made our hiking plans very excited! It was time to check off a 4000 footer from the list. We wanted a trail that would be full of views and exciting. After throwing some ideas around we decided on Webster Cliff trail. We were fogged in on our last Webster hike and I really wanted to see the views from this peak. Webster Cliff trail is a trail I'd been really wanting to hike. And we could continue on from Webster to Jackson if the weather and our legs would let us! Thus we made our way very early the next morning to beat the crowds. I made the mistake again of not bringing my trail book or map, and parked at the Willey House site. We took some pics of the beautiful scenery including a gorgeous view of Mt. Willard over the pond. We soon learned this was not the correct trailhead as we looked at the trail kiosk here.