Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Osgood Cutoff, Madison Gulf Trail, Parapet, Star Lake Trail, Osgood Trail, Great Gulf Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Great Gulf Trailhead on Friday and stayed two nights at Osgood Tentsite. No problem getting a parking spot at about 2:00 on Friday. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All were easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails are in good condition 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw only one dog, high up on the Osgood Trail 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hiked from Osgood Tentsite to Mt Madison via Madison Gulf Trail, which is a very tough ascent. It's steep with some slippery parts and a few tricky scrambles. The hut was closed for the season (outside water is turned off). Very windy at the summit. Mix of sun and clouds, with good views of the colorful foliage, especially to the north. Hiked back to the tentsite via Osgood Trail (steep and rocky), packed up the tents, and back to Rte 16 via Great Gulf Trail. Didn't see anyone else until we reached the hut. There were about ten peopleat the summit while we were there, and then about five people coming up the Osgood Trail while we were descending.  
Name: BC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-09-28 
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