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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: Friday, November 29, 2013
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Icy rock stepping possible a bit upstream, log balancing also worked.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Couple of blow downs required going around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Due to extensive, steep ice with fall and injury risk I recommend you NOT bring a dog on this trail until there's adequate snow cover over the ice. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Ice, and lots of it. Micro spikes were adequate to the junction, but once climbing a real crampon or similar (such as Hillsound Trail Crampon PRO model) is mandatory. It's that rippled wavy solid ice pouring down several long steep stretches of trail. The slide has bare ice patches as well and was a dangerous challenge. Even where 1-4" of snow was present, it was over solid ice. A minor slip could easily become a serious injury right now.  
Name
Name: MIchaelJ 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2013-11-29 
Link
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