|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH|
||Mt. Osceola Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, July 15, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||We managed to get the last couple of spots in the main lot on Tripoli Rd. Pretty busy for a Wednesday. |
||Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues where drainages cross the trail. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Erosion continues in spots. A couple of duckunder blowdowns. Some signage or a cairn or something is needed at the summit ledges on Osceola. We noted (and corrected) several folks who exited the south side, where it looks like the correct way. |
||Hardly any today. |
|Lost and Found:
||Out and back to both peaks from Tripoli Rd. Wet trail from top to bottom, with water running down most of it. Many areas of mud, especially along the ridge between the peaks. Fortunately, the rock and ledge here is very coarse and still offers good traction when wet. Outbound to East Peak, we took the chimney bypass down and the bypass to the bypass up. I was going to head up the chimney proper but this was of course when a little rain moved in so I went with a safer option.|
Lots of people out today, requiring constant moving off the trail where possible to allow for distancing. Some people are getting it and some still aren't.
Only occasional hints of views today as the peaks remained in a cloud. Still, it was preferable to a blazing hot day.
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.