Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Madison, NH
Trails: Valley Way, Osgood Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One big blowdown that you cannot go under. A side trail has formed but is likely damaging the area.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: They’re here! Nothing biting yet.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: There was pretty much every condition possible on the trail today. The area from about 3/4 of a mile to the hut was very treacherous. The trail is very steep there and it had gotten extremely slushy. Nearly turned around as I knew it would get worse as the sun warned it further. I was slipping and sliding as were many others. You could actually see slide marks going off of the trail and starting down into the steep pitch to the side. I switched to full crampons and was definitely doing better with those as I was able to really kick into it. Slow going. The trail from the hut up to the Madison summit was just fine. I kept some spikes on but it could’ve easily been bear booted. Lots of mud on the trail lower down and I think I switched over to spikes at about 2000 feet of elevation.  
Name: Onyx_on_the_mountain 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-05-01 
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