Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
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. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues where drainages cross the trail. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
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. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure. 
Bugs: Hardly any today. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: 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.  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-15 
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