Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, Mt. Adams (attempt), NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail, Star Lake Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 8, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: not too many cars this morning but luckily i was one of the first ones there. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all good 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Major postholes/ shitty bareboot near the Valley Way campsite. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: say one dog, fine trail for doggie.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost my gray-wool-knit ll bean hat near the bottom of the trail. Keep it if you like it, I'm not worried about it.  
Comments: Started out this morning at 6:30 this morning pretty warm compared to the weather for the past couple weeks. The trail was a highway to Valley Way campsite but then there is some significant postholes/bareboot crap. It ends near the hut but it's hard to wear snowshoes on that section because the trail is so narrow and hard spots to find a place to put your snowshoe.

I met people at the hut who I followed to the top of Madison. I started following them on the Star Lake Trail to Adams but was tired from dealing with the postholes near the campsite and the wind started picking up. Overall good trip besides that one section.  
Name: Benzowski 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-03-08 
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