|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH|
||Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, February 9, 2012|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of parking today and newly sanded |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder |
||Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Major crossings are snow bridged over |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Several walk-arounds between the peaks |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.