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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: Monday, April 19, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Greeley Ponds Trailhead parking lot was clear/plowed from the last storm 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Mud - Significant, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: rock hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Not being sure of the conditions, I carried snowshoes, light traction and crampons. There were folks managing with just light traction, but they were having a "time of it" descending East. Two folks turned around as it felt unsafe to them. While snowshoes were not needed today, I did use them for the televators; I ditched them just below the chimney as they were too unwieldy to use on the exposed rock. Descending Osceola and most of East's steep sections, I switched to crampons and was glad to have them. Microspikes were not biting on the soft snow and steep terrain... and crampons made for an easy/safe descent.

Down low, from the Greeley Pond junction to the parking lot, the snow is melting and the trail is wet and muddy.  
Name
Name: Beth Z. 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-04-19 
Link
Link: http:// 
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