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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: NH 112, Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked on turnout 1000 feet west of trailhead. unplowed this morning but had no issue with our fwd sedan.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: main crossings are iced bridged and low  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape. one duck under shortly before the summit of Mt Osceola  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not today 
Bugs
Bugs: snowfleas  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: nothing  
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent team hike of these two peaks. Snowshoes from the start to the chimney then donned the full crampons to climb the chimney- was a short but spicy climb at this time. (Descended via the dbl bypass.) Shoes went back on at the top of chimney until returning to E Osceola then descended the tricky parts with g12 crampons. Trails have a fair amount of loose granular covering ice. Although the first part of this hike could be barebooted or micros the steeps would imo be impossible or very unsafe to ascend let alone descend with todays conditions. My hiking partner had Hillsound Trail Crampon Pros and they worked as well. We met only 3 others enjoying this nearly bluebird day. loose snow on trail was turning to mashed potatoes by the end of the hike  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-16 
Link
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