Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Was third vehicle in Greeley Ponds lot at 7:55 am. Parking lot was full at 1:10 pm, with a few vehicles parked along the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All rock hoppable. One of the streams on Greeley Ponds Trail could require wading during high water conditions. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some bog bridges are hurting on Greeley Ponds Trail. Bushwhacked around one boggy area. There is also a hurting bog bridge on the lower Mount Osceola Trail, where one of the boards is squishy and could possibly break in the near future. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The stretch between the bottom of the slide to the ridge might be tough for some dogs. Some of the super hiker dogs that I know would have no problem with it, however. 
Bugs: Minor black flies on lower Mount Osceola Trail. No bug juice or head net required. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Never took this trail before in the summertime. Definitely prefer it to the Tripoli route, which I dislike due to the crowds and the rocky lower part. It was not too crowded yesterday, but I heard from other hikers that the Tripoli route was a mob scene. Trails were in great condition. The stretch between the bottom of the slide to the ridge is definitely challenging, but not daunting. Decided to skip the Chimney this time and took the bypass-bypass "bushwhack", which was in good shape. Met some really nice people today, most which were very respectful about social distancing. Thank you!  
Name: Marty 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-07-22 
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