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Peaks Mt. Madison (attempt), NH
Trails
Trails: Daniel Webster Scout Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The campground is closed, we parked just outside in the area marked as alternative parking. The map and signs there are confusing, the map has north at the bottom and a detour trail leading south, the sign say the detour trail is to the north. The sign is right, the detour trail is along the ski trail for a bit and then picks up a forest trail. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Start of trail is closed due to construction at Dolly Copp. User detour road (near ski trail) to the north of parking lot. Shortly after the trail leaves the detour road, the trail turns down. At that exact point, a large tree has fallen and blocked the downhill trail. We were looking for an uphill trail and went round the blowdown, then bushwhacked for about an hour before finding the trail after it turned uphill again. After that, there were a number of blowdowns, easily walked around. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Did not summit due to late start and several hours bushwhacking trying to find the trail start and working around blowdowns.
Once on the trail, moved right along. Boulder field covered in snow in alpine zone is exciting.  
Name
Name: ConorR 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rockfox212@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-12-04 
Link
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