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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: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking, lot plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs on the trail today 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The lower portion of Valley Way was do-able in light traction although snowshoes were the footwear of choice. About 3/4 mile from Madison Hut, the snow was deep and loose, with postholes and a narrow track in places. It made for difficult going until enough snowshoes smoothed it out and widened this last section of the trail for all. PLEASE CONTINUE TO USE SNOWSHOES to consolidate new snow expected with tomorrow's storm! Spikes were the footwear of choice for Madison. We saw a few people in crampons as well. Snowshoes would have been difficult due to exposed rocks. The rime ice on Madison was fantastic, and the views were spectacular. We watched a few people ski off of the side of Adams. What a great day with B!  
Name
Name: Snaphappy 
E-Mail
E-Mail: amctreefrog@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-23 
Link
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