|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Tom, NH|
||Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, March 11, 2010|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All water crossings were snow-bridged. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There were only a few blowdowns, and they were all very easy to work around. |
|Lost and Found:
||It's highly uncertain how much longer it can last with these warm temps, but as of the day of this hike, the trails were in fantastic condition all the way from the trailhead to the summit of Mt. Tom. Although there were a few spots that were slightly mushy, the trails mostly consisted of a highly consolidated snow pack.|
Since the snowpack was so firm, I started out with microspikes. However, after awhile the balling of snow/ice under my feet became an annoyance. I switched to my MSR snowshoes. There was no balling with this footwear, and so I kept these on for the rest of the trip.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.