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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked right at the train station right neat the Crawford Notch AMC Highland Center. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two water crossing that I had to submerge into about 6 to 8 inches of water, but stayed dry! Definitely want to wear good water proof boots! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One spot where I and others, some with dogs, turned around. More on that below! 
Bugs
Bugs: Winter, no bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: This was a wonderful hike until I reached the ravine shortly after A-Z Trail split right from the Avalon trail. The ravine offered a PUD that was challenging to rise back out of. Most hikers could probably make it but I have a sore ankle, so I had to go up with my back to a big split open tree that most people would grab if facing it. I was wearing spikes and suddenly, slipped and slid 30 or 40 feet into a brook. I tried again and decided to go back and switch to crampons. Trying a third time I just couldn't get positioned right due to my ankle, so I decided #14 of 48 will have to wait for another day. To reiterate, this spot is doable except if you slip, as I did, down you go. I am very VERY lucky to have been unscathed and dry.  
Name
Name: AnthonyI 
E-Mail
E-Mail: nhbuddy@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-03-20 
Link
Link: http:// 
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