Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Tom, NH
Trails: Avalon Trail, A-Z Trail, Mt. Tom Spur, Cascade Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I snagged a spot in the Crawford Depot lot @ 8:15 AM...lucky me. Crawford Notch was a zoo when I returned early afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is a large fallen tree about thigh high crossing the trail just below Pearl Cascade on the Cascade Loop. Some erosion around rock steps from people trying to avoid them at various points on the main trails. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few. 
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: A late start combined with wet and cool conditions in Crawford Notch made me call an audible so this was my hasty plan B. Trails were damp, mostly covered with leaves and muddy in places. Fog and clouds were present all morning...but then again there's not much in the way of views to miss here anyhow. Highlights of this one were the cascades which were flowing nicely. I had the summit and the Cascade Loop to myself but there were lots of folks on the trails otherwise. In the end I could have taken another longer route somewhere but the thought of beating traffic heading south appealed to me more.

Name: HMJ 
E-Mail: trailsntrees(at)gmail(dot)com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-13 
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