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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Tripoli Road is open. Small lot was full at about 9:30AM. Parked on south side of Tripoli Road. The Forest Service had cut about a half dozen trees that fell into the roadway to permit access to the trailhead from I-93. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The crossing of the small brooks were easy on rocks. Be careful of ice on some of the rock surfaces 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There were several recent tree falls. None of these presented any problems to get by. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of well behaved dogs out today. Trail is good for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: There were icy surfaces in many places on the trail. The most difficult icy sections were the slanted ledges where the most secure footing is at the base of the rock. I did not use the microspikes today however some preferred wearing some traction. I would advise carrying some form of traction. The best view of the White Mountains on Mt Osceola (north view)is on a side spur near the piles that supported an old fire tower just before reaching the large open ledge. A similar view can be found on a rock beside thr trail on the way to East Osceola. The trail between the two peaks had less ice and the chimney was climbable today.
Lots of hikers from both the Kanc and Tripoli Road approaches including the MIT outdoor club.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-11-02 
Link
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