Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on side of road about .2 miles past trailhead 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Tuckerman had fun but didn't see any other 4 legged friends 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A young man had bare booted up the trail ahead of us but it was still slow going following his steps. There was about 3-4 inches of fresh snow from last night. We used snowshoes all the way up. The new Tubbs ALP's came in handy today. Not sure how the young man made it up without shoes. Some spots were really slick.

The trail to Osceola remained untouched as we turned back after summiting East Peak. Really hated to walk away from the second peak but it was the right decision. The other day someone posted about using his ice ax many times during the ascent and I can see why. There were 4 others coming up the trail all with snowshoes so the trail is pretty well packed out at this point. Being a mostly weekend hiker I've never had the pleasure of breaking trail before. Tough stuff. My hat goes out to all of the hikers who have to break trail during the week. Despite the slick spots and fresh snow it was an amazing day to be out on the trail. Blue sky and moderate temps.  
Name: PeterC 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-23 
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