Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Great Gulf Trail, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking at Great Gulf parking lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None they were bridged on the Great Gulf Trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape. Well placed cairns above tree line with white blazes as most of the Osgood Trail is Part of the AT. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Piper did great but she is used to hiking above treeline. There is about 1.2 miles of hiking above treeline with the usual sharp rocks and boulders. I watch her feet closely especially the pads and she has had no issues but I am sure some dogs can. I carry dog boots and socks and bandages in case there is an issue but fortunately haven’t had to use them. Hiking up above treeline is not particularly steep and you are never on the “edge”. I have some fear of heights. Also last water available is at the Osgood Tentsite so make sure you bring enough for your pup. 
Bugs: Lots of some type of flying bugs at the summit not biting but driving Piper crazy 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great hike with Piper to complete her 46th 4000 footer. Weather was nice it was cloudy at the summit but had excellent views.
We had the peak to ourselves which I couldn’t believe as on all of our other recent hikes this year have been so crowded.
I saw only 4 other hikers the whole day!! 2 were thru hikers heading north and one heading south.
One day hiker who I met at Osgood Junction and had come up Daniel Webster-Scout Trail.  
Name: Hikes with Piper 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-09-09 
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