Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Daniel Webster Scout Trail, Osgood Trail, Great Gulf Trail, Great Gulf Link
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small fee lot in the Dolly Copp camping area. You will pass the trailhead for the Daniel Webster Scout trail on the right side of the road just before arriving at the small parking area on the left side of the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in generally good condition. The few blow downs were not hard to get by. The largest was a foot diameter birch across the Daniel Webster Scout trail about three feet off the surface. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a couple of dogs on the trail. Not much for water. 
Bugs: Lots of flying insects swarming at the summit 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Decided to go up Mt Madison via the Daniel Webster Scout trail since I had not hiked this approach recently. The sections of the Daniel Webster Scout trail above the tree line requires vigilance in locating cairns and blazes to stay on the path (this would be especially true in poor visibility). Lots of blueberries to consume in the scrub zone just below the alpine zone. A group hiked up Pine Link with the US flag. Unfortunately a hiker was injured on a fall at the summit. The AMC hut leader administered first aid and escort the hiker down to the hut. Great views from Mt Madison.  
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-09-12 
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