|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Madison, NH|
||Valley Way, Osgood Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, March 27, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||About 20 cars at 9:30am |
||Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All open and easy |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Hank Williams was a happy pup. Saw one other well mannered dog early on in the ascent. |
||A tick! In my sock! Ugh! Noticed this when i changed my socks at the hut on the descent. How the hay did a tick get past my gators and way down past my ankle bone?!?! |
|Lost and Found:
||Turned out to be a lovely day. Speedy ascent with trail crampons biting nicely into the snow pack. Bare boots on the Osgood Trail. Saw one guy with snowshoes and dog early on. I had mine but the trail was too uneven on the descent. Most people had spikes. |
Oh! I fell into a spruce trap. One leg in, one leg out. And I was stuck! I had to dig my foot out with my hiking pole! A nice couple stopped to help and held Hank Williams and waited until my foot was free. I guess it’s time to pack a light shovel. Crazy.
And, i saw a juvenile moose along route 3 near 141. Very cool! Very eventful hike today.
||Diane and Hank Williams |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.