Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, June 26, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: When we arrived several cars were pulling in. When we left cars were parked along the road quite aways in both directions. Tripoli Rd. from Watervilled Valley has lots of fossilized frost heaves and holes. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: step rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One major double blowdown just east of the chimney that was a knee under for me. The trail to the main peak was a mix of a rough bed of boulders & roots, angled wet ledges, eroding gravel, running water and mud and encroaching vegetation; over to the east peak the footbed is generally much nicer. This trail is much nicer when packed in winter. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pretty easy trail, with lots of shade, some water in lower sections (but no drinkable water up high or over to the east peak)and likely lots of dogs. Some dogs might balk at the chimney bypass in either direction. Pepper is used to it, and on the return he went up the main chimney but he needed one butt lift. 
Bugs: Almost none. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: We had yet another weekend hike in the clouds with no views, on a trail not as nice as I remembered. But any day on the trails with the mighty tough little dog is a great day, the hike was fast and easy, and we got to talk with a couple of nice women up high.

On the return to the main peak it looked like a big picnic was in session, and on the hike down and endless stream of people and dogs were coming up, and the clouds still didn't clear. This spring and now summer is such we've even lost our ability to clear the peaks of clouds by leaving them.  
Name: Pepper and Me 
E-Mail: windriversjohn at 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-06-26 
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