|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH|
||Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, May 30, 2010|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parking lot almost full at 10:30 this morning -- no surprise on Memorial Day weekend. |
||Dry Trail, Mud |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The single major crossing, of the South Fork of the Hancock Branch near the trailhead, is easily rock-hopped. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No blowdowns. Sections of the trail are very rocky, but they always are. |
||The Chimney: Tuckerman actually climbed the thing, but I had to haul Polly, who was a little freaked out, up one spot. Coming down, we took the detour. Either way, it's tough truckin' for a dog, as are the steep boulder-choked climbs beginning at about 3,100 feet and continuing up to the ridge line. I think approaching from the Tripoli Road side would be better for a dog, though there's no avoiding the Chimney if you want to do both peaks.
There's a very small stream at 2,650 feet and then a tiny little spring, not reliable, at 2,850 feet, and that's about it for water after the Greeley Ponds-Osceola Trail junction, so carry extra. |
||Nice cool wind kept all the bugs away today! |
|Lost and Found:
||Greeley Ponds Trail was crowded with families out for a Memorial Day weekend hike. Mt. Osceola Trail was pretty much empty going up until we passed East Osceola and were headed for Mt. Osceola. Big crowd on Mt. Osceola summit.|
But a beautiful day all around.
||The Feathered Hat |
||stevebjerklie at yahoo dot com |
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.