Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, Middle Osceola, West Osceola, NH
Trails: East Pond Trail, bushwhack, Dog Leg Slide, unknown ski trail, Mt. Osceola Trail, herd paths
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 4, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the only car at East Pond around 8, by mid-afternoon, it was full. The traffic on the Kanc was unreal. Around 2:45, it took me over an hour to get from East Pond parking to I-93. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Very muddy sections just off the summit on the Tripoli side. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I went up via Bushwhack/Dog Leg Slide, out and back to the east peak, then down via West/Middle peak to E. Pond height of land.

At the crossing, I left E. Pond trail and started towards the slide. The bushwhacking was not too hard, but did take some work. The lower run-out of the slide made for good walking, however the middle section was too wet/slippery/steep to climb, so I bushwhacked for a while. The upper slide was tough owed to very loose surface, but doable. The slide runs into a cut ski trail that runs close to the summit.

Summit/trail were very busy.

At the bend in the trail, I grabbed an obvious herd path that went all the way to middle O. The recognized highpoint is off the herd path. This peak needs a new jar. Herd paths took me all the way to West. I used a combination of herd paths and relatively open woods to reach the height of land.  
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-04 
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