Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, August 6, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The small lot at the Tripoli Road trailhead fills up early. Parking is alongside the south side of Tripoli Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant water crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in good condition. One tree fall across trail at about a foot an a half above trail between Mt Osceola and East Osceola. Easy to step over. Some leaners above trail that caused no problems today. There were the usual mud puddles near the summit of Mt Osceola. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Many dogs out today. Most were well behaved and those that were rambunctious were under control by their owners. The trail up to Mt Osceola is easy for dogs. Between Osceola and East Osceola there are some rock ledges and the chimney that may be difficult for some dogs. I saw owners assisting their dogs up one ledge. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The hike up Mt Osceola from Tripoli Road is relatively easy. The ledges can be slippery when wet or icy but were fairly good today. On descent from Osceola I decided to use the bypass around the chimney while I hiked up the chimney on the ascent back to Osceola. Make sure to visit the north outlook which is accessed via a short side path to a rock outlook starting at a ledge with an old fire tower pylon. The view is great to the Pemigewasset Wilderness and beyond. The view is also nice on the large ledge area overlooking Waterville Valley.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-08-06 
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