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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Bushwhack, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 25, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Bushwhacked from “High Camp” (Timber Camp Trail) to the base of the western 1954 slide in the Osceola Brook valley. This approach may be shorter than the one from Osceola Vista, but it is steep and dense. My goal was to ascend the larger of the two slides and go straight up to the summit, but the entire western slide was dangerously wet, so I opted for the more narrow eastern slide. Much of it is revegetated, so for short periods I was bushwhacking next to the slide, at one point crossing what I believe is a remnant of the old Osceola Brook Trail (Ravine Path). On this slide at 3480 ft., there is a great viewpoint looking down into Waterville Valley.

I came across plenty of areas with 2’ of snow before I met up with the Mt. Osceola Trail at the East Osceola/Osceola col.  
Name
Name: timbercamp 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-25 
Link
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