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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 1, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was plowed and empty when I got there and full when I returned.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One large duck under down low 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Lost my Blue EMS hat from the High winds near the summit.  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail was tracked with 2" of fresh snow up to the juct. From there, I broke trail all the way to the summit of East Osceola. 10-12" of snow with higher drifts down low and 12-16" up high with drifts often times waist high. I did the kick step routine for Longer then I wanted. Just below the view point I triggered a small avalanche (Only about 30 feet) As the snow was layered and had built up from wind drifts. Made it the summit with winds between 30-40mph on my wind meter and temps at -3 degrees I didn't stay long. Met 8 bear booters on the way down and one girl wearing snow shoes and thank you. Never worked so hard to get a peak and with the wind covering my tracks, I actually broke trail on the way down too.  
Name
Name: Gumbyhiker 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Gumbyhiker@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-02-02 
Link
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