Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only one other vehicle in the small Greeley Pond trailhead parking off the Kanc. No fees being collected during government shutdown. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Brook crossing on Greeley Ponds Trail easy on rocks. Crossing of Mad River south of Lower Greeley Pond was easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in good condition. Steep sections on Mt Osceola Trail ascending out of Mad River Notch to East Osceola is rough due to the topography. Maintenance of the trail is fine. Only major trail work can improve the trail footing. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw two dogs who were doing fine. Reluctant to ascend the chimney. I pointed out the bypass which worked well. 
Bugs: A few flying insects. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Added a hike to the Greeley Ponds down to the trail closure sign just south of the Mad River crossing south of Lower Greeley Pond.
Take care on the steep rocky Mt Osceola Trail up to East Osceola from the notch when surfaces are wet as footing can be slippery.
Many viewpoints from different vantage points from both mountains including the north lookout just 25 feet north of the main trail to the west of the large ledge area on Mt Osceola.
Mud areas were minor with one puddle west of East Osceola requiring a perimeter walk to keep dry. East Osceola's top is marked by a cairn on the wooded summit.
Most bog bridges on the Greeley Ponds Trail are in good shape.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-10-16 
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