|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||West Field, Mt. Tom, NH|
||A-Z Trail, bushwhack, Mt. Tom Spur |
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, December 1, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||No issues, everything is plowed, for now. |
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All the crossings on AZ where fine and easily hoppable.
As of today, along our bushwhack (around the old snowmobile trail) there was still a lot of open water in a few spots, so the ice down there still needs time to fatten up |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||There are about 4 duck unders on the Mt. Tom Spur, a 10" saw would suffice |
|Lost and Found:
||WTF did we do this on such a big view day? The goal was West Field for NH100 and a bonus of Tom. We went up and over AZ, past Tom Spur and WRT. We went down in the area of el 3050, the old snowmobile trail that intersects AZ, and began there. There crossing there was a little tricky and there are lots of spots of open water at the time of this hike. We did go a bit lower than most have mentioned on here... eventually shot a bearing towards the eastern face of the summit plateau. Surprisingly great wood and moving despite prior trip reports. We did encounter one thick section but it was thankfully short lived (around el 3500). Amy set a great line to follow. It's too bad with the snow tonight, we set a really nice track. |
A great day with great friends and lots of laughs. What more can you ask for?
||The_Teal_Goat, Nordic_Gal & Just_Danielle |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.