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 when I arrived but, some spillage out onto the road was obvious when I returned 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Either well bridged or easy to cross.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Number of blow downs at higher elevation on Valley way. All easily gotten past by crawling under them. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Was lucky to meet at least 4 rugged and well behaved puppers who were clearly enjoying the hike! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Still using this platform to reach out to anyone who might have collected Oboz boots at the cross country ski access to East Osceola.  
Comments: A magical day in the mountains. Drove through ominous looking weather and rain in the Franconia notch which gave me pause. But the sun was peaking out as I headed north and was on full display by the time I got to the hut!

Trails were in excellent shape. Snowshoes for the entire day. I carried crampons but left them at the "yard sale" with a lot of other gear and other peoples backpacks for the climb up Madison. Some icy patches there but, easy to get around. The sad thing is the trail seems to be off route at the beginning of the last little ridge for Madison and especially as the snow melts, some sensitive alpine vegetation is getting trampled. So many other hikers out today Most completing the hike with snowshoes, door to door. Many hiking Madison and Adams. Perfect day for it!  
Name: Dr Gadget 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-03-19 
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