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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, December 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: a total of 12 hikers on the trail so lots of parking available at Appalachia parking lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no problem 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Great dog day. Eva enjoyed herself (as always) 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found, single microspike. Message me if it's your's. 
 
Comments
Comments: We bare-booted for about a mile then added microspikes/Hillsounds and kept them on until within .5 miles of the return. There was trace snow on the lower mile then increasing powdery snow as we gained elevation. We were lucky that we were the last of the 12 hikers on the trail. Light traction was sufficient because the trail was broken out. We carried snowshoes but never needed them. It's possible that had we been breaking trail, especially within the last .5 mile of Valley Way, snowshoes would have been helpful (although no one else was carrying them). Below tree line was lovely but it was a cold and windy day with poor visibility once we exited Valley Way. All of us opted to just summit Madison and call it a day.  
Name
Name: Elizabeth 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ewberry1@aol.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-05 
Link
Link: http:// 
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