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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: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Starting to come out. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Remarkably dangerous conditions. Trail is very steep and still very icy. The ice itself is slushy and unstable, similar to rotting waterfall ice. I found microspikes of limited assurance. The trail was unnervingly exposed for what is a relatively moderate hike in better conditions: A fall could be very severe. I wish I had taken crampons and an ice ax rather than microspikes and poles. We ended up spending a fair amount of time climbing in the trees to avoid sections of trail. Trekking poles are of limited use. I put my poles on my pack to keep my hands free to grab trees and roots. Be careful!  
Name
Name: will g 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Will.greene@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-04-17 
Link
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