Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, March 18, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were the first vehicle here this morning. The lot stayed empty except for one other vehicle. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several minor water crossings. Most of them can be stepped Right over, one required a bit of rock hopping but nothing serious.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple low trees where if you’re packing snow shoes on your bag you may have to duck under to get through. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Encountered an awesome trail dog named Clover who was very friendly and made it all the way to the summit of Madison.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: We found a pair of black poles stuck in the snow off to the side of the trail about halfway up Valley. My friend used them to summit and we left them at the trailhead leaning on a sign near the parking lot.  
Comments: Got an early start and made our way up Valley toward Madison. The trails were in surprisingly good shape. Some people had made comments about post holes on the trail but I didn’t notice many. I booted from parking lot to summit and back with just Micros while my friend wore snowshoes the whole way. Got a little gusty up there today but we were able
To summit. Wanted to hit Adam’s as well but we decided to leave it for another day.  
Name: AJ Bouffard  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-18 
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