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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: Friday, February 17, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed, but icy. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No problems 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One or two big blow downs, made "lower" by the height of snow built up. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Solo hiker had broken trail couple days ago. Greeley Ponds was stil good with just a little fresh powder. Yellow blazes around knee to hip height. Mt Osceola trail had progressively more powder in the packed track, which in many places was filled or overfilled; was snowshoeing through powder near waist high in places. Four pairs of snowshoes today packed the trail pretty well to the slide near summit of East Osceola, but the powder is still very loose and bare boots will still dig in several inches, and much more on the steeper sections where even with snowshoes, the snow underfoot was sliding on the underlying ice quite a bit. At the top of the slide near summit, we couldn't even find the trail off the slide, seemed like we were walking at the level of the canopy.  
Name
Name: Roger Turgeon 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Rturgeon54@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-17 
Link
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