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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, Middle Osceola, West Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Greeley Ponds XC Ski Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 14, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Greeley Hiking Tr. lot is not being plowed. The ski lot is.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trail route is well traveled, though somewhat postholed/buttslid. Snowshoes are required for the ski trail (unless skiing), absolutely essential for the bushwhack, and best for everything else too.

I bushwhacked the subpeaks from the bend in the trail below the summit of the main peak. Snow was supportive in some places, but had traps and soft spots in others. I had trouble finding good lanes at the start of the bushwhack and did a bunch of zig-zagging and pushing through tighter woods. Once on the ridge I held better lines.  
Name
Name: zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-14 
Link
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