Mount Willey – White Mountains, NH
The way we did this trip was with two cars and we parked one at the end of the A-Z trail, well specifically at the Saco Lake parking section which is near the AMC highland center. Then we drove the second car to the trail head on Willey Station Road (look for signs for the AT and Ripley Falls). We started on the Ethan Pond Trail which is also the Appalachian Trail and headed toward the Willey Range Trail. The first mile wasn’t too hard but the last mile was pretty steep. We saw lots of pups on the hike and was pretty dog-friendly. It didn’t require much climbing of boulders and I never had to help Java up any of the climbs. There were rocky sections so be mindful of your pup’s paws!