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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Tom, Whiting Peak, MA
Trails
Trails: Keystone Trail, Keystone Extension, DOC Trail, Metacomet Monadnock Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked inside the gate of the main entrance off of Reservation Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: We saw several dogs on the trails, mostly of medium or larger size. 
Bugs
Bugs: None yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We did an out and back to the Mount Tom summit, with a detour over Whiting Peak. There are a number of ledge views on this route, though the scenery is very brown right now. There is an old (non-functioning windmill) and several cell towers along the M-M trail, so that part is not the prettiest , but this is still a great hike with some light scrambles, a couple of small chimneys and lots of rock. Our mapping program suggested that the out and back to Mount Tom alone is about 8 miles. It's definitely spring hiking our there right now--spikes on, spikes off, spikes on, spikes off. We had dry ground, mud, significant packed slippery snow turned to ice, thinner ice, and spring snow.  
Name
Name: KLBS 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-03-19 
Link
Link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/LesBeInTheMountains 
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