A Wintertime Hike With Outdoor Ed

Last weekend, Upper School students with the Outdoor Education program took a bus to the AMC Highland Center in Crawford Notch. The following morning, they ate breakfast and ascended Mount Tom, a 4,051-foot mountain located in the Willey range. Outfitted with microspikes for traction, the crew also brought snowshoes but chose not to use them in the shallow snow.

Mount Tom is one of the 48 New Hampshire 4,000-footers, which are mountains above 4,000 feet. The hike started on the Avalon Trail, continued up the Avalon Zealand Trail, and ended with the Mount Tom Spur, led by program leader Ted Barker-Hook. The trip concluded with a stop at Dairy Queen.