NewEnglandTrailConditions.com
NewEnglandTrailConditions.com:
MA
|
ME
|
NH
|
RI/CT
|
VT
|
Ski
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Big Coolidge Mountain, NH
Trails
Trails: Old Osseo Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, October 17, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked in the Clearbrook Condo complex at build 108 on Easterly Road - THIS IS WRONG DO NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE I MADE. The Condo complex has two building 108's YOU NEED TO GO UP CLEARBROOK ROAD (1ST LEFT AFTER ENTERING FROM THE KANC) NEARLY TO THE END AND PARK IN A VISITOR'S SPACE.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock Hopped. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in pretty good shape for being an unofficial trail. Thank you condo owners for your effort in keeping this trail clear. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: After recovering from my major mistake (see parking notes) by wandering around for awhile I managed to get back to the Old Osseo Trail near the 2nd water crossing and began the whack from there. I tried to follow the ridge up from this point straight to the summit. The first .3 miles was fairly open woods with some blowdowns easily avoided then it got steeper and interspersed with fir. Soon my track led me into some scrappy fir and more frequent blowdowns and nearing the summit I ran into some cliffs that I eventually found passage between the rocks. I finally popped out of the fir for the last 200 yards and made the summit. I took a more southerly route on my descent and fared much better by avoiding most of the thick fir band (not entirely) and descended on a parallel track of my ascent but more to the south side. All in all it was a fine day to be there and very interesting to see that the register went back to 1989.  
Name
Name: FranM 
E-Mail
E-Mail: maineri@metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-10-17 
Link
Link: http:// 
Bookmark and Share 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.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved