Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 29, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 1st, about 8 on return. none on street 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction, Ice Axe 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All manageable, 4th biggest challenge, went upstream 50 ft  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: blowdown patch just off East toward Osceola 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: challenge up and down steeps 
Bugs: none, fed the hiking bug 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found some inner peace, and lost some crap 
Comments: spikes car to car. always nice to be 1st up. Met #73 and Kee (sp?) aspiring with 97 to go just off Osceola, both had traction on (what a novel idea). crampons and ice ax at home would have been nice coming down steeps, lost traction twice, 2nd time slid about 40 ft, a harrowing experience, small train wreck, had to re-climb to gather some gear. Met about 15 on way out literally in bare boots, a minor miracle some made it to East, sure they had a treacherous journey down East. Did try to discourage, albeit gently, the last 2 couples that were heading up East about 1230 PM that did not have traction.

Chimney was icy, bypass bare ledge to start with some ice to manage higher up. Monorail thin in spots. Trail stayed firm. It was good to have some soft to kick in toe holds on steep sections.  
Name: mark 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-04-29 
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