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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, April 18, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Enough Today 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: South Fork was open but rock hoppable. There was some glaze in the morning on the rocks. Other brooks were open 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There are a couple blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Gus did not come today. But a dog that can handle the steep trail and the chimney would have been fine.  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found the bottom section of a hiking pole. If you lost it shoot me an email. 
 
Comments
Comments: A little bit of everything today. Snow was hard in the morning and we used spikes. Switched to snowshoes at the start of the steep section for the televators. Stayed in snowshoes to the Chimney and switched back to spikes. The tricky part of the by-pass was clear. We stayed in spikes all the way to the car from that point. Snow got soft in afternoon but we did not posthole. That may change if temps stay above freezing. The monorail is firm. We carried crampons and managed without using them but probably should have. our spikes balled up causing slipping on the steeps when descending. Nice day out with Michelline and Brian from Nashua.  
Name
Name: Jeb Bradley 
E-Mail
E-Mail: jebebrad@metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-04-18 
Link
Link: http:// 
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