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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: Monday, May 27, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We got a late start, at the Greely Pond trail head off the Kanc by 8:45 and got the last of the few spots. When we returned 6-8 cars were parked on the side of the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The Pine Brook crossing 1/3 of a mile in was running high, but careful rock hoping is all that was required to cross. All other brook crossings were easy.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of pine blow downs on the Mt. Osceola trail could use attention, including a triple, but none that were difficult to duck under or straddle over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 3-4 well behaved pooches today. 
Bugs
Bugs: a few black flies on Greely Pond trail, but not so thick that I put on the head net. It was too breezy on the Osceolas for bugs. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trail went from dry to mud to a surprising amount of crumbling mono rail between the two peaks. We carried traction but did not use the spikes, the monorail sections are all 20-30 meters long. The mud is deep and thick in several sections both on Greely Pond Trail and in the col between the Osceola peaks. Too many folks are walking around rather than rocking hoping widening/eroding the trail. In some of the upper sections the weak monorail was preferable to clomping through more mud. The rocky scrambles were are snow/ice free and mostly dry. Lots of folks at the peak of Osceola enjoying a bright clear day with views of the surrounding mountains.  
Name
Name: Pappa C 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ringcycles AT yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-05-28 
Link
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