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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: Friday, April 6, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only one other car in the lot. It is a pretty small lot though.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water crossings not an issue, with some snow bridges still intact and anything else easily rock hoppable and many small rivulets without much water in them. Things are still pretty frozen up there.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Only one blowdown of three trees about a third of a mile in that took some contorting to get through.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No dogs, because I didn't see any other people!  
Bugs
Bugs: not even snow fleas.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: There's a yellow knit cap and a snow basket at the trailhead.  
 
Comments
Comments: This was a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. There's a chimney that people talk about and a work around on the right, but I came down it on the way back and it wasn't too bad. The channels left from butt sliding did make it a bit tough as they were a bit icy. Apparently, there was a recent rain that probably caused that. I never thought I would be happy to see postholes, but up high, I used them like steps to avoid these icy channels, as they had firmed up nicely, just like steps.  
Name
Name: Paul 
E-Mail
E-Mail: pgebhard@communitycare.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-06 
Link
Link: http:// 
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