Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 12, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No other cars- always a bad sign 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no problems - rock hopped 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2 crawl unders, but it appears someone is working on the trail. Thank you!! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Started in rock spikes. First mile bare rocks and ice, switched to snowshoes after the first brook crossing. The the trail was wide and hard packed up to the camp spur trail. It was a mixed bag of conditions after that, postholes where the snow had drifted and an elevated monorail that was at some sections too narrow for snowshoes, but they were the best foot traction for the conditions. Back to micros for the Osgood trail, deep drifts at the start, then mostly bare rock, the ice areas can be avoided. The micros were helpful for traction in the 45mph wind, the crab crawl took on a whole new meaning.
Name: TicTacMan & Patches 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-13 
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