Ascent of Mount Tom on 2011-04-16

Climber: Andrew Bigelow

Date:Saturday, April 16, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Tom
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4051 ft / 1234 m

Ascent Trip Report

2 part trip.. did Field Willey Tom first at a good pace whole loop with Avalon less than 4 hours. Then tacked on Jackson.. spent 4 hours just to hike that one including a failed attempt on Webster. Second major ascent was slow as to be expected going up Jackson. Trail to Webster was tough. I knew I would need to be fast to beat sunset so if the going went bad I was going to turn around. About half way there the going went bad. Absolutely no discernible trace of a trail -- just like that. No blazes or even a depression in the snow, which I had been following. Tried for a while to see where I could have veered off, found blazes again but then they vanished in a wall of spruce. Had a guess where to go based on the map but late in the day I don't guess so I retreated.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:350 ft / 106 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Start Trailhead:3701 ft / 1128 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: wtf-jj

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Mount Avalon2011-04-16 a1550 ft / 472 m
 Mount Field2011-04-16 b1000 ft / 305 m
 Mount Willey2011-04-16 c300 ft / 91 m
 Mount Field2011-04-16 d350 ft / 107 m
 Mount Tom2011-04-16 e350 ft / 107 m
 Mount Jackson2011-04-16 f2150 ft / 655 m
 (Attempt) Mount Webster2011-04-16 g25 ft / 8 m
 Mount Jackson2011-04-16 h25 ft / 8 m
Total Trip Gain: 5750 ft / 1753 m

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