Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, December 9, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Appalachia. Surprised there weren't more people out.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy stepovers, watch out for glazed rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There's a pretty miserable blowdown about 2/3rds of the way up Valley Way. Waist high. The worst. Another one higher up that is currently a duck under but will start to suck as the snowpack builds.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one pup who looked like he was having a blast with his humans. It's pretty boney up there, so I'd still be considerate of their paw pads when making decisions. Jackson stayed home.  
Bugs: NA 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: NA 
Comments: Beautiful day out in the alpine with Tutu and Lauren. Brought my crampons but did just fine with the rock spikes, the ice wasn't as bad as we expected it to be. Originally planned on heading over to Adams as well but a few of us are getting over some sickness, so we called it a day after Madison.  
Name: mmace724 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-12-09 
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