|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH|
||Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, April 25, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Greeley Pond Trailhead is open and accessible. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Spring Snow |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All easily. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Spring snow shoeing at its absolute finest. Weather was superlative and the trail conditions excellent. Microspikes up Greeley Pond Trail to junction with Mount Osceola Trail. Snowshoes from there to the summit of Osceola and back to that point. Bare booted the rest of the return trip to the parking lot. |
The steep sections are a little bit slick, but traction was generally good with snowshoes.
The chimney isn't really an option at present for anyone without technical ice climbing tools, but the usual alternate route was easily navigable.
Definitely changing snow conditions throughout the day as the sun came out and the temperatures got warmer.
Only saw 6 other people; everyone respectful and social distancing.
Special thanks to the USFS for the swift kick in the privates. Not sure what the basis is for the trailhead closures. I'm pretty sure I've never seen any USFS personnel actually on any trail in the White Mountains - ever. NH State Liquor Stores? Open for business for everyone in New England. National Parks? Too risky - better close the trailheads.
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.