Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 13, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Unfortunately the construction at the parking lot only included pit toilets instead of additional parking. Cars lined up along the road. Tripoli Road westbound to 93 is in pretty good shape and the foliage is good. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns in the lower elevations, and then a few stepovers between the peaks. Lots of continued unmitigated erosion. At one of the switchbacks, someone had blocked off the trail and aligned logs to make people cutoff the switchback. I threw the logs into the cutoff to keep people on the trail and stop this trailcreep and erosion. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Shoulder season is here.

Some leaves and muck initially, then lots of wet ledge/running water/etc. No leaves on the trees above say 2,500 feet or so.

Above 3,500 feet or so, there is about an inch of snow. There was no snow or ice in the footbed, as the ground is not yet frozen, but everything else (duff, trees, etc.) has snow. Will probably be wet going as the sun hits it tomorrow.

Fog and snow flurries were pushing out from the summits late this afternoon.

Lots of people out hiking, many still early in their ascent at 5:30 with only half an hour or so before sunset.  
Name: rocket21 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-13 
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