Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 14, 2015
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The usual bumpy ride in from Waterville Valley. 3rd car in the lot at 9am, but a couple cars along the road after I got down. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some black ice lurking, but the couple crossings were trivial otherwise. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Clear and good to go. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several, other than the chimney (which has a bypass that is more dog-friendly), no real issues. But clean up after them please, one apparently left a huge mess in the middle of the trail. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A chilly, very windy, and mostly view-less hike to the Osceolas. Quiet on the way up, I ran into a total of 6 people between the peaks that came up from the Kanc. Much busier on my way down. Aparently the ice isn't terrible over on the Kanc side yet, at least one person bare booted all the way up. On the Tripoli Road side, the trail had snow almost from the start, increasing to about 2" on the ridge. Around 3000 feet the ice starts, generally soft and crunchy to start. The angled slab section was covered in flow ice but at the base was more soft ice. Minimal ice between the peaks, including the chimney. I'd recommend light traction right now, though I did manage to bare boot the entire hike without a fall.  
Name: madmattd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2015-11-14 
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