Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, April 29, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot 1/4 full @10:30am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hop of the only significant one near the trailhead 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Barebooted to 2500'. Crampons there above to the summit. Bypass of the bypass is rather long and meandering due to starting well above the bypass. Saw most people in spikes and 1 fellow gridder in full crampons. They were definitely the best choice as the frontpoints made some of those tricky downhills more negotiable. Still required significant usage of trees for hand and footholds on the more sketchy sections between 3000-3500'. The section from where the trail intersects the top of the slide to the top of the gully at the viewpoint heading up East Osceola is very tedious. Anywhere that is not dead flat above 2500' would be a terrible place to fall and this trail is pretty much no fall territory even though its only class 2-3 fall consequences. East to Main peak has some tall, crusty sloping monorail  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-04-29 
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