My friend and I would like to hike this trail up from Dolly Copp, but I am concerned about the 3-mile point. The book says that once we reach this, there are near vertical scrambles that are very dangerous.

Does anyone have experience with this trail just below the summit of Madison? if so, please know we are novices, and would like to know if you think we will have problems. We were thinking of taking the Osgood trail instead.

We want to go from there over to the Valley Way tentsite.

Thanks, Chris