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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: Thursday, February 9, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of parking today and newly sanded 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Major crossings are snow bridged over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Several walk-arounds between the peaks 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice hard packed conditions all the way to the East Peak. A few ice bulge sections, easy to get around. Slide had a nice track across it. Chimney bypass was icy. We by passed the By-pass through the woods on the way back. From the East peak to the main summit, there was some pockets of deeper loose snow. No need for snowshoes today. We wore either crampons and/or Hillsounds all day. Crampons for the descent are highly recommended.


Great day out today with Hiker Ed, and John Gutowski. Congratulations to Hiker Ed for completing his 4000th New England 4000 footer peak on Osceola summit today.


Nice meeting up and talking again with Lefty E. on his way back down. Beautiful blue sky with some light winds.  
Name
Name: Wolfgang 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rjmartin@fairpoint.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-02-09 
Link
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