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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, Greeley Ponds Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 27, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The Greeley Pond trail head is still snowed in but plenty of road parking was available. The ski trail parking just down the road has 6-8 spots available as well. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several water crossings near the bottom. Most are ok although those on Greeley Pond trail can be a bit tougher to navigate as the water level rises. Fell face first in to one and survived, so they're bad but not awful. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one dog. It was cute and having a great day. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Oof. Post holing from beginning to end, both with snowshoes and spikes. The trail is a narrow monorail all the way up and even in the early morning cold was difficult to stay on. Tried to flatten out the trail with snowshoes and butt sledding on the way down, but today was the definition of spring hiking season. Come prepared for less than idea conditions unless you like walking through 2-4 feet of Slush Puppy mix. Post holes were easily waist deep in many locations.

But the views were great as was the weather. It was well worth the slog!  
Name
Name: Chad 
E-Mail
E-Mail: chadwik66@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-27 
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