|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH|
||Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, January 16, 2016|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Second car in lot, full by noontime. At least no one was parked on the Kanc. |
||Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Easy and icing over nicely |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Saw a spider-like critter in the snow! |
|Lost and Found:
||Started off in Microspikes and carrying umbrella. (Snow was falling steadily and I like to keep head n shoulders dry.) Switched to crampons before steeps of East Osceola. Very icy - glad I had full crampons and wore them all the way up and down the peaks. Did Chimney Bypass on outbound, bypass of bypass on inbound. Some drifting on ridge, but snowshoes would have been overkill IMO. Had peaks to myself and didn't meet anyone else until the slide on the way down. |
Approximately 3-4" new snow had fallen by midday.
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.