Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: About 20 cars at 9:30am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All open and easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Hank Williams was a happy pup. Saw one other well mannered dog early on in the ascent.  
Bugs: 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
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.  
Name: Diane and Hank Williams  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-27 
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