|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH|
||Mt. Osceola Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, August 24, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||A few spots when I arrived at dawn. It was overflowing when I returned. |
||Dry Trail |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail is in great shape. Dry except for a couple mud spots near the summit. These were easy to step around.
||Many encounters and all were friendly. |
|Lost and Found:
||What a great morning for a hike. Weather conditions were ideal. Clear skies and virtually no wind at the summit.|
I started at sunrise and I didn't see anyone on my ascent. A couple people at the summit.
When those folks moved on, I had the summit to myself for a while. It was wonderful to take in that view with the perfect weather.
On the descent, I passed many, many people -- it was getting somewhat crowded on the trail and I can only imagine what the summit was like with all those people.
I am always impressed by how friendly people are on the trail -- it's really great.
I was quite impressed by the view. Trail reports tend to downplay this summit because of 'limited views', but I found it to be quite expansive and a good payoff for the relatively short hike up.
I posted a photo on instagram showing the view toward the north that includes Mt. Washington summit. Link below.
I also grabbed a wonderful panoramic photo that included the entire Pemigewasset wilderness area and the Presidentials with Washington. I took this pic from a vantage point just below the summit of East Osceola on a rock outcrop.
The aspect ratio of panoramics doesn't comport with the Instagram platform so I just keep that photo to myself.
Anyway, the summit of East Osceola has no view at all, but this small rock outcrop made that side trip well worth it for the expansive view looking north into the mountain ranges.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.