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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: Sunday, March 26, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot at Crawford Notch depot is still full of snow and closed for the season.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings on this route are currently bridged with sturdy (as of now) snow bridges. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a happy golden retriever. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hiked up Mt. Tom with 9 people total today. Snowshoes seemed to still be the best option. They were great on the way up, but then the sun came out and warmed the snow and it got super sticky while we were on the summit. We encountered no ice anywhere, everything is covered in snow at the moment. With the warm weather, it was a toss up as to which was better between snowshoes and microspikes. I switched to spikes after getting tired of snowshoes clumping up with snow and losing grip. This just replaced one problem with another as the clumping stopped and the spikes were lighter but then I started postholing. So take your pick. Other than the annoying snow on the descent we had great views in all directions and warm temps, sun, and no wind on the summit.  
Name
Name: TheRealDLawson 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-26 
Link
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