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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, May 8, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: First car there; someone taking my spot around 3:00. Filled in appropriately (maybe previous report aided in this). 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Largest crossing was rock hoppable slightly upstream (poles helpful). Not much change from early A.M. to early P.M.. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Some bees and flies starting to come out. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found 3 pole baskets. Good conditions lately for losing these; I've lost mine probably a dozen times but been lucky enough to dig them out. 
 
Comments
Comments: Typical mix. Dry trail, roots, rocks, increasing monorail with elevation. I used microspikes from where you first come along side of slide to East Osceola and same back down. Slow going each way as it was quite slick. Used snowshoes between summits on way up and micros for most of trip across on way out. Micros seemed easier. That time of year when there isn't a nice trail pack to preserve so pick your poison. Nothing seemed ideal as you would have short stretches that were best for bare boots, light traction or shoes constantly changing. I recommend pants to save your shins and light traction for steep section coming off East Osceola. All seemed to use bypass today as there was lots of running water coming down the Chimney.  
Name
Name: franco 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-05-08 
Link
Link: https:// 
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