Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, Upper Greeley Pond, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 4, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty of parking mid-morning, but, lot filled up when I got down mid-afternoon. Noted East Pond Trailhead was not plowed - cars were pulling off into the soft snow to park at the entrance to that lot.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: had to pick a way across the larger crossing, but managed to keep boots dry 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: lots of stepovers and a few with side bypasses - I would say about a dozen. I pushed 1 down onto the trail that was really awkward, now it needs to be cut out. Ski Trail/Greeley Ponds Trail to Upper Greeley Pond trail marking confusing - lost the actual trail near the pond and ended up on the ski trail to edge of pond.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: many many dogs, not all happy to be there - one was being lifted up by his/her jacket out of each posthole 
Bugs: yes - there were bugs on the summit of the main peak, but they were not biting 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: saw some sunglasses on the trail but couldn't reach down as they were well below the monorail 
Comments: OK, I know, I was the only person in snowshoes. I put them on around 2800' and kept them on except for the chimney. Some of the postholes from the monorail were 3-4' deep - nice ankle-busting I didn't want to risk. Others seemed fine with their tiny packs and sneakers?????? ANYWAY, I was happy to have the main summit to myself - that never happens on this peak!!!! Summits were socked in late am, but they opened up for some nice views later.  
Name: Becca Munroe 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-04 
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