Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Daniel Webster Scout Trail, Osgood Trail, Howker Ridge Trail, Pine Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Dolly Copp Campground closed. Parked at gate. Pinkham B open, left mountain bike at trail head for ride back to truck at Dolly Copp. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Cleared all but two easy over blowdowns on Daniel Webster (no axe, only saw), Cleared all blowdowns,7 with axe, on Pine Link from Pinkham B to second outlook on Tuesday 5/13 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not advisable with amount of snow before tree line on Daniel Webster. 
Bugs: Few 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Needed snowshoes for about a mile from 2800 ft to tree line on Daniel Webster. Lost trail on first snow field above tree line, traversed left (south) to boulder field then cut back NW on boulders to trail. No signs of hiker travel on Daniel Webster since first snow, only bear and moose prints with some small game scat. Few pervious post holes on Pine link, lightly traveled, no monorail. Plan on extra time, plenty of snow in higher elevations requiring snowshoes on virgin terrain.  
Name: Camo 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-05-17 
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