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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, March 11, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were snow-bridged. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were only a few blowdowns, and they were all very easy to work around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: 1HappyHiker 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-03-12 
Link
Link: http://www.viewsfromthetop.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35110 
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