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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: Sunday, March 21, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Appalachia nearly full by 9 a.m. but I snagged a spot. Someone must have left. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues with the small crossings, but use the hikers' trail rather than the ski trail; otherwise, you may sink way in 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few duck unders and step overs but nothing bad 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Several dogs out and seemed to be enjoying the day 
Bugs
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing 
 
Comments
Comments: What a spectacular day to welcome in Spring! Fabulous views. Sunny, mild, light winds and still pretty good snow conditions. Firm track and even on the summit cone, you could mostly stay on snow, with just a few rock steps. A few postholes, but most on the side of the trail. We carried but did not need snowshoes, but at lower elevations, the snow was getting soft, and after another couple of warm days, it may be pretty sloppy. I think we hit it about right on the first warm day after some cold ones. Definitely suggest having snowshoes this week. There is a LOT of snow in the woods still.  
Name
Name: Jennifer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jrood53@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-22 
Link
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