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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 1, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at trailhead. Snow has melted enough so my average sedan with snow tires had no issue. No others on arrival or return 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Water is high. Crossing one n\p. Crossing two is elevated went 200 feet upstream and crossed on nature's balance beam.Unbuckled straps on pack and 3 points of contact. On the return trip I noticed a 4 inch log in stream-I crossed on this and had no issue. It wasn't visible to me early a.m. Crossing three rock hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in great shape with 3 stepover blowdowns on GPT and 2 stepovers,1 walk under on Mt Osceola Trail. One of the stepovers is at the base of the chimney 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None  
Bugs
Bugs: None  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Quick hike of the two peaks started in light rain finished with light snow. The monorail is overall quite solid and was able to use micros until about 3200 feet then switched to hillsounds.Snowshoes along for the ride but glad to have them as there is still hip deep snowpack at upper elevations. There is a mix solid monorail and softend blue ice heading up the steeps. I ascended the chimney and descended the bypass which seemed to have more ice. No views today but still an enjoyable hike.  
Name
Name: scottb 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Mainebeefman@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-01 
Link
Link: http:// 
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