Trip report

GetFit#5: The 4K Footer: Mt. Tom

Hiking/Walk DATE: 09/07/2013 - 09/07/2013

Trip/Event Location: Bretton Woods, NH

Trip Leader(s): DaveSchumaker , HikerBiker

Max # People: 15

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate

This is it!  On the 5th and final hike of the GetFit series, we will be hiking a 4K footer.   Not to worry, it is not a difficult 4K, but it is a good one.  

Mount Tom is located in Grafton ...
Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:
Will we meet at the  AMC Highland Center parking lot in Crawford Notch.

If you use a car GPS, here are the parking lot coordinates (in degrees and minutes):
   N 44 13.159
   W 71 24.653
Driving Directions

From central and south-central New Hampshire (Manchester, Concord, etc.):
    Take Interstate 93 North to Route 3 North (Exit 35).
    Take Route 3 North to Route 302 East (near Twin Mountain).
    Take Route 302 East approximately 10 miles to the Highland Center, located roadside right on Route 302. Continue past the Highland Center for Crawford Depot.

From eastern and southeastern New Hampshire (Portsmouth, etc.):
    Take Spaulding Turnpike North to Route 16 North.
    Take Route 16 to Route 302 West (in Glen).
    Take Route 302 West approximately 21 miles to the Highland Center, located roadside left on Route 302, just past the Crawford Depot.

From Boston and its suburbs:
    Take Interstate 93 North to central New Hampshire.
    Follow directions above for central New Hampshire.

From Portland, Maine:
    Take Route 302 West to the Crawford Notch Depot Visitor Center, located roadside left on Route 302.
Lodging Option: Mike was nice enough to let us use his house for the weekend in Waterville Valley. We have 8 bunks available with linen for Friday and/or Saturday night for $20. You can use the kitchen facilities and store beverages/food in the fridge. There is coffee available in the morning and a continental breakfast. Contact one of us to RSVP. SPACE IS LIMITED TO EIGHT GUYS.
Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

It was a cloudy sky, but the winds were calm and the rain held off as we ate lunch on the summit. When we were ready to head back, we decided to make the 0.9 mile trip over to tag Mt. Field (I needed to bag this peak as part the of 48). The trail over to Field was fairly easy and JT spotted some Canadian Gray Jays. The group paused to feed the birds, who willingly perch on your hand and eat whatever food you happen to be holding. After the birds depleted our stash of snacks, we summited Field and headed down to Mt. Avalon below. On the way down from Avalon, the trail became a little steep in sections below leveling out back on the Avalon trail.

  There are 4 photos in Album (Note: Move mouse pointer over larger pic and click on NEXT for better viewing)

Members That Participated


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Manchester, NH

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Londonderry, NH

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Andover, MA

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Easy to Moderate

Morgantown, WV

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Boston, MA

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate

South Burlington, VT

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Leominster, MA

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Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Goshen, NH

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