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Ascent of Mount Tom on 2010-05-16

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Grace
Lonna
Leslie
Bob
Date:Sunday, May 16, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Tom
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4051 ft / 1234 m

Ascent Trip Report

We started to hike from Crawford Notch by using Avalon Trail after car spotted at the trailhead of Kedron Flume Trail on Rt 302.
1.3 mi hike on Avalon Trail and moved onto A-Z Trail. Since AMC recommended we bring Snowshoe, we brought both Snowshow as well as Microspikes. There are still a lot of snows on A-Z Trail which forced us to use MicroSpikes, but not Snowshoes in mid-May. Anyhow, after hiked 1.0 mile, we reached to the trail junction and got to the summit by using Mt Tom Spur for 0.6 miles.

At the top of Mt Tom, there was no view!!!
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2214 ft / 674 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Crampons
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Sunny
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2214 ft / 674 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Route:Avalong TR, A-Z TR, Mt Top Spur
    Start Trailhead:AMC Highland Ctr on Rt 302  1837 ft / 559 m
    Time:2 Hours 50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: MtTomFieldWilleyHike

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Tom2010-05-162214 ft / 675 m
2Mount Field2010-05-161755 ft / 535 m
3Mount Willey2010-05-161070 ft / 326 m
Total Trip Gain: 5039 ft / 1536 m    Total Trip Loss: 7050 ft / 2149 m



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