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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, April 27, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Greeley Pond Trail is mostly free of snow and ice. A few intermittent patches, but easily bare-booted.

Transition to ice and snow happens quickly once on the Mount Osceola Trail at about 2500 feet elevation. I put trail crampons on at first, and soon transitioned to full crampons, which I kept on for the rest of the way to Osceola and back to roughly that same point.

The steep segments of the trail heading up to East Osceola are very icy and really crampons are the only good choice for traction. If the trail was any steeper it would be a technical ice climb.  
Name
Name: Del 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dlefevre@tarbellpa.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-27 
Link
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