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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: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot plowed. Room for 8 to 10 cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The two crossings are still snow-bridged, though one could hear the water running underneath 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns between the two peaks but easy to get under or around 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs would not have had a problem today. The Chimney could be taken straight up or on the bypass, which is mostly free of snow 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The Greeley Ponds trail was already softening up by 9 am, but well enough packed to allow barebooting or using microspikes, which I did. From the junction up to East Osceola the trail was firm and despite the "sliders" it was not icy and I was able to get up with microspikes. On some steep parts hikers had kicked in footholds to get up easier. The only postholes were off the trails. On the way down I put on my crampons (six-pointers) for better traction and security. I followed the kicked in footholds straight up the chimney, which I had never done in winter-like conditions. Carried snowshoes on my pack just in case.
If you head up tomorrow morning, you should encounter the same great conditions. Windy and foggy up on top but the summits were in the clear by the time I got back to the car, of course.  
Name
Name: Georg 
E-Mail
E-Mail: georg3@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-09 
Link
Link: http:// 
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