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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, May 5, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking at Crawford Station & the Highland Center 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: water is running high. The 2nd & 3rd crossings on Avalon trail too some careful stepping. The 3rd especially since there are no good rocks to hop, just some shallow spots but the water is was running fast on our return. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The monorail is degrading by the hour. What was relatively firm on our way up was often the consistency lemon sherbet on the walk out. Lot of post holes on the higher parts of Avalon and A-Z trail. Some bare rock on the spur trail to Mt. Tom and enough snow pack to see above the trees for views of the southern presidentials. A nice day out but the going is tricky with sections of balance beam mono rail & many deep post hole on either side. Snow shoes will be needed when the rail softens more, but they are difficult now because of the super narrow rail.  
Name
Name: Pappa Carl 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ringcycles AT yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-06 
Link
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