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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 4, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Streams bridged over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple blowdowns to step over or under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Valley Way was "broken out" but snow had the consistency of moist mashed potatoes on this above freezing day. Snowshoes worked ok until a mile from the hut where we started post holing with the snowshoes on. Trail pretty beaten up with lots of post holes the mile before the hut. Changed to crampons from the hut to the summit. One person made it in spikes. Water running over the ice everywhere. Even slid a few inches on the wet snow with crampons on. Very windy on the summit ridge but not blowing you over. Caught a few glimpses of the valleys below between breaks in the clouds. Snow on the Valley Way was even more unstable on the way down.  
Name
Name: Dexhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dexpcdoc@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-06 
Link
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