Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 23, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot was plowed, snow banks high on the road, be careful if you have to park on the road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small streams easy to step across, a few were getting muddy and the incline to get out was a bit steep (3 feet or so) so you almost had to climb out in some 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: there were a few dogs on the trail, they seemed to have no issues with either peak 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost my goggles and Neck gaitor - down one of the slopes when I fell, any one find it - would like to know about it ! 
Comments: Snow was very loose, no issues going up to East Osceola but was very steep in sections. The way down from Osceola the snow had soften considerably and was still very loose so simple trail crampons were not enough to maintain traction. Should have used full crampons, as one of our members did and had no issues, the rest of us did a lot of un-intentional butt sliding some of which was a bit out of controlled due to steepness. But the trail was packed otherwise and some used trail crampons the whole hike. I used snowshoes until the descent down East Osceola

Great day hiking weather was perfect, no breeze. Lots of snow! definitely can't get off the trail it is very deep, but well packed for the most part. Recommend bringing full trail crampons for steep sections if you have trouble maintaining traction going down. Great trail, took us about 8 hrs or so with lots of breaks and a comfortable pace  
Name: Dawnelle Sohl 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-02-25 
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