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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom, NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 16, 2010
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hopping 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail clear 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started from Highland Center with fresh 3-4" new powder snow. Trail was mostly easy to find, but monorail wasn't. Still, no postholing issues. The problem was those 2 steep valleys. Now, trail on opposite bank was hard to find, and with old crusty snow underneath resulted in a fall. Fortunately, not all the way down into river. We donned our microspikes. No problem to summit Mt. Tom. Embarking on the Willey Range Trail to head for Mt. Field we soon ran out of any evidence of a trail and the blaze marks seemed to be few and far between, probably some covered over with the fresh snowfall. Since we weren't inclined to bushwhack to Mt. Field, and we weren't sure if anybody had recently hiked there on the Willey Range Trail, we wisely turned around and before too long enjoyed the ambience of the Highland Center. It was unusually tiring, it seemed, trailfinding and hiking in the new snow, for the moderate distance we covered.  
Name
Name: David&Karen 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2010-04-18 
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