Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, August 23, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked at Appalachia lot at 10 am. It was full so I parked along the road, which was fine because there was a lot of shoulder to park on and many many other cars doing the same. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in very good condition 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Cute dogs 
Bugs: No bugs on the trails. There were some black flies biting me at the Valley Way tent site.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Another hiker found a phone and took it to the hut. 
Comments: I went up Valley Way trail and set up my tent at Valley Way tent site. Then I continued up to the hut and took the Osgood Trail to the summit of Madison. What perfect weather it was with cool conditions and bright sunshine. The summit was windy but magnificent. Below treeline was pleasant. Camping at Valley Way was great. Although the camp was overfull, everybody found a spot or shared spots. There is a fire ring but nobody had a fire that night. There were two bear boxes and also a bear hang wire available. Outhouse in decent condition but no more wood chips there.  
Name: R Whelton 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-08-24 
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