Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, October 1, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Three blowdowns on the bottom third of Mt Osceola trail but nothing difficult 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Tecumseh, Osceola, East Osceola
Mt Tecumseh Trail, Mt Osceola Trail

With potential for ice as night time temps approach freezing and wet fall leaves on the trails I’ve decided it is a good time to start posting trip reports again. Today’s hike was Tecumseh and the Osceolas. I hiked Tecumseh from the ski resort side and Osceolas from Tripoli Rd. Foliage seemed past peak and Wednesday’s storm took a lot of leaves off the trees. Mt Tecumseh trail was wet after yesterday’s rain but the trail is in great shape. It has got to have the best rock steps in the Whites... every step is flat and perfectly spaced. Osceola trail, on the other hand, is a frustrating jumble of rocks on the bottom half. It was dry at the bottom but most of the side slabs in the upper half were wet. It was wet enough that there was no way to avoid stepping on the wet rocks. Luckily the rocks have good traction and it wasn’t a problem on the way up but on the way down it did slow things down slightly and required some extra caution. The chimney was dry. One other thing to note during the pandemic for people less familiar with the Mt Osceola trail: I find it difficult to socially distance on this trail. Most other trails have plenty of places to step aside when someone is passing but the large sections with side slabs leave no place to step off trail because it’s too slippery to walk on the wet side slabs.  
Name: Rick Simmons 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-01 
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