Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: fee area with porta potties, cars on Tripoli road today as lot was full..i got the last spot at 1030..civilized tripoli road from Waterville has some really rough spots..caused by ski groomers? certainly not by winter hikers... i wonder 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: no crossings of note on this route 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 10-15 tree blowdown patch around 3000 feet, before the old viewpoint. can get around and duck under at this point..good sized trees.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: East Osceola a real ruff route for dogs..saw many on the main peak 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Hot and steamy coming up from Tripoli road this morning. Bottom third remains rocky and rough. I have not been on this route without snow in a few years and was quite impressed with the amount of trail work done in the middle section.. Kudos!! a real nice foot bed . large blowdown patch as mentioned. once to the side hill ledges at 3500 feet some work noted there as well. Trail is in pretty good shape! From Osceola to East..getting rougher and rougher..fair amount erosion on the steeps. By pass was dry though you can see where people are taking winter route bypass in all season. No ice or snow that needed to be stepped spikes are officially put away. saw a couple dozen people today..most just went to osceola..nice day out in the mountains and felt strong...567 and 568 on the knee grid....  
Name: silverfox 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-05-25 
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