NewEnglandTrailConditions.com
NewEnglandTrailConditions.com:
MA
|
ME
|
NH
|
RI/CT
|
VT
|
Ski
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 15, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Got to trailhead before 8, and lot was already full. Had to park on side of Tripoli Rd. Tripoli Rd out to Waterville Valley is ROUGH.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: All blowdowns cleared.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw tons of dogs today. All looked like they were having fun.  
Bugs
Bugs: Oh yes. When we got back to the cars, they were out in force.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Trail was snow-free below 4000’, then rotting monorail up to the summit. Heading over to East, there were multiple stretches of rotting monorail, but not long/slippery enough to warrant spikes. Playing Spider-Man from tree to tree sufficed.

On the way down, trail was much wetter due to traffic and weather deteriorating the snow further.

If I had to guess, barring any major rain, the snow will probably be around for at least 2 more weeks. Any major rain event could speed up that timeline significantly.  
Name
Name: Chef 
E-Mail
E-Mail:  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-15 
Link
Link: https:// 
Bookmark and Share Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.

Copyright 2009-2019, All Rights Reserved