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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Greeley Ponds XC Ski Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Greely Ponds Trailhead unplowed. Parking at the ski trail for about 6 cars along the roadside. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: One happy dog. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: The trailhead parking lot is unplowed so you'll have to park along the road. If you hike in via the ski trail, snowshoes or skis are required. Conditions varied with lots of hard crusted icy snow. Above 3500' several inches of loose snow under a thick hard crust covered the monorail. Minimal drifted snow above 4000'. The crust was beaten by boots and snowshoes making traction challenging at times. Several sections of the trail were completely filled in resulting in steep icy cross slopes. Aggressive snowshoes with crampons or crampons will work best. Anything less and you might slide off the trail into the woods. I used snowshoes the entire hike except for the steep descent of Osceola when I switched to crampons to gain traction. MSR Lightning Ascents just weren't holding on the steeper slopes.  
Name
Name: Hiker__Dad 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-17 
Link
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