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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail, bushwhack, Tripoli Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, April 11, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: dropped at Greeley Ponds Trailhead rt112. my sedan had no issue pulling in slowly to avoid the asphalt ripple. no other vehicles on arrival. Carspot at Livermore lot plenty of parking. no other vehicles upon return 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: low and easily rock hoppable  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: one notable blowdown heading up to East Osceola at approximately 3600 feet.Heading down to Tripoli road from Osceola i counted approximately 9 or 10 blowdowns some stepovers others walkunders. these are between 1.7 and 2.3 miles from the Tripoli side. Most are fairly small in diameter. 2 are ax worthy 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none today 
Bugs
Bugs: blackflies, several small winged insects. moths 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Excellent bluebird late afternoon early evening for the Osceolas. No Spike Nation (bareboot) until 3100 feet with a combination of bare ground,monorail, semi solid track with slush covered softening ice and light mashed potatoes. Hillsound trail crampons on at this point until about .8 from the Tripoli side when i switched to micros. While the ice is softening and mottled heading up to E Peak there was slush in several spots which made it tricky to maintain good traction. if descending this way crampons may be helpful. i ascended the chimney which is a mix of soft ice and bare rock. the pesky ice shelf remains but there are several handholds on the bare rock which made this short climb easier. i took a short bushwhack between the two peaks which provided super views even with the dwindling snowpack.The 2.7 mile roadwalk to the Livermore lot was quick and highly recommend this route as an out and back or with a carspot as i had today. A huge thanks to Hiker Ed for the post hike beverages and chatting with my hiking Widow. Very much appreciated!! Snowshoes along for the ride today managed to make the hyper "not so" lite.  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: mainebeefman@gmail.com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-11 
Link
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