Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, December 16, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Still had to hop across some of the exposed water, but very minimal, and easy footing.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blowdows were easy to get around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two, they seemed to be having fun. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A solid day in the whites, with a late departure I made it up and back from Madison very easily. Many people on snowshoes or microspikes that seemed to do well. I opted for my crampons for the ascent from the hut, and then down. Only a small portion of the trail was a little messy with post holing, it was a great monorail for most of it. The butt sledders cleaned up most of the mess as well.

Everyone seemed nervous about the wind but to each their own. I'd guess 30-40 mph winds on the day, and there wasn't much to worry about if you had the right gear. Adams will have to wait for now, i wasn't interested in a pitch black decent if I got into trouble.

I haven't seen a trail report in some time, but couldn't ask for better conditions.  
Name: Pete 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-12-18 
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