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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Osceola, Upper Greeley Pond, NH
Trails
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, March 20, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot is not plowed. Shoulder is dicey in spots from erosion so be careful with your car. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Ice and snow bridges are rapidly deteriorating. On the one “big” crossing a half a mile in on Greeley Ponds, we found a way across on the way in, but that option was gone on the way out. An ice shelf gave way under me on the way back and my foot got soaked. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown about six-tenths of a mile in on Greeley Ponds. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The ice on the steeps were tough on our pup and she postholed a lot when she went off trail. 
Bugs
Bugs: Saw an actual swarm of mosquitos. No joke. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There was a guy coming out ahead of us who said he lost a splitboard strap.  
 
Comments
Comments: I forgot how much I hate these conditions. I honestly prefer mud. With the peaks socked in, we just did East Osceola and meandered around Upper Greeley Pond instead of crossing the ridge to Osceola (truth be told, we were not planning to do the pond, but the dog insisted).

Monorail is starting to form in spots, but it sure isn’t stable. Everything was mashed potatoes by early afternoon. Snow was too thin in a lot of places for snowshoes. Wore micros up, but switched to actual crampons for the return. Not only are they better on the ice on the steps, they also hold better in the mush.  
Name
Name: Ian D 
E-Mail
E-Mail: iantdurham at gmail dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-03-20 
Link
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