Ascent of Mount Tom on 2012-10-13
|Others in Party:||Shannon and Tom.|
|Date:||Saturday, October 13, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4051 ft / 1234 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWe left the Mt. Field summit and rushed to get to the base of the Tom Spur via the Willey Ridge -> A-Z trail. The concern was if we didn't get to Tom early enough we would need to skip it because of the early sunset. The Willey Ridge trail was extremely icey and led to a lot of tumbles in the scramble to get to the Tom Spur. We reached the Tom Spur at 3:30pm. Nora decided to continue down and Ann went with her carrying the backpacks. Shannon, Tom, and I scrambled up the Tom Spur to the summit. GPS battery was out for the ascent. On the way back down we played slap the trail marker. Managed the three brook crossings with Tom and Shannon doing a monkey bar shimy across a birch tree on one of them. Reached the base at 6:15pm about 15 minutes before the sun went down. Peak 5 of 48 attained.
|Summary Total Data|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
Cool day in the 50s with mostly overcast conditions
| Route:||Willey Ridge->A-Z->Tom Spur|
| Trailhead:||Mt Field Summit |
| Route:||Tom Spur->A-Z->Avalon|
| Trailhead:||Crawford Notch Rail station |
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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