Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was not full on departure or return  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: About 6 duck under / crawl unders on valley way 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Nonw 
Bugs: None  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Valley way was in fantastic shape. Left the car in micro spikes but quickly switched to snowshoes for the remainder of the day. The trail was firm but sticky so snowshoes made it much easier. Gulfside to madison was a mix of hard icy packed snow and small drifts but we had no issues using our snow shoes. We chatted with a group of 4 who appeared to go to adams via star lake and several other we could see coming down from adams via gulfside and airline. Would not recommend going star lake. Didn’t have time to hit both peaks today but conditions to do that would have been prime.
We saw about 30 other hikers out there all but one group of 6 were in snow shoes. Trail was getting stickier upon our descent back. Perfect weather day out there! .  
Name: Lauren F  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-18 
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