Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, NH
Trails: Bushwhack, Greeley Ponds Trail, Route 112
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, August 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
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Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
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Water Crossing Notes
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Trail Maintenance Notes
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Dog-Related Notes
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Lost and Found
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Comments: Bushwhacked directly from the Kanc to the base of East Osceola and ascended the Northwest Slide, which was quite wet but which had some amazing views from an open patch around 3,370ft. During the bypasses of the wet slab sections, the woods were mostly open, but the last 1/4 mile bushwhack to the summit took a long time as there were lots of small ledges and moss-covered holes to skirt around. After a quick summit break, I descended to the 1897 slide and followed that down to about 3,400ft, after which I left the slide and sidehilled in a northerly direction in search of an outcrop I had seen in satellite images. This outcrop turned out to be a spectacular ledge with wide views down to Lower Greeley Pond & Greeley Brook valley; it is surrounded by thick scrub and is roughly equidistant from the 1892 and 1897 slides.

Following the visit to the ledge, I continued whacking north until I reached the 1892 slide; I had hoped to descend at least partway on this slide, but the slabs were much too wet for a safe descent, so I took to the woods and then met up with the Greeley Ponds Trail down in the notch.  
Name: timbercamp 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-08-14 
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