Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 27, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Webster-Jackson pull off parking area on route 302 to keep the vehicle away from the highway traffic as a possible squall line was forecast. The lot was full by 8:30AM. When I returned after noon the vehicles were parked alongside route 302. Ice climbers also use this lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The first crossing of Crawford Brook was on ice and rocks. The ice proved strong enough today. There is open water. The second crossing of Crawford uses two flat rocks that were about a couple of inches under the flowing water. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were some tree branches that are about head level that are close to the trail's air space that you'll want to avoid. Easy to do if you are paying attention. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog. The trail should be good for dogs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The trails were broken out well with a consolidated surface. There was a bit of drifting on the trail in the exposed areas around the summit of Mt Tom. There were numerous postholes especially on the Avalon Trail.
I met about ten other hikers today including two who camped out in the Field-Tom col. No gray jays at the windy summit. No views due to clouds.
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-27 
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