|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH|
||Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, October 1, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||I was the second car in the lot this morning at 0715, its amazing how people leave like 5 feet in between each car. |
||Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||No issues on any crossings |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||No issues |
||A few pups out |
|Lost and Found:
||(satire)"LOCAL MAN FOUND CRYING IN A BALL, CLAIMS TRAIL AMENSIA"|
LINCOLN - A local man today was found in the parking lot at Greeley Ponds Trailhead, in an inconsolable state. The man was curled in the fetal position and kept yelling "WHY," "I HATE THIS SIDE," and something to the effect of "I WANT A SMITTY BURGER." Upon examining the man, he claimed he was suffering from trail amnesia and forgot about the ascent of East Osceola from this side. The man was given some food and perked up. However, when he mentioned he voluntarity ascended from this side, he was transported to Concord State Psychiatric Hospital for a 72 hour hold. No further details are available at this time.
"I guess its true, the River can drive a man MAD" *Cue explosion and CSI theme song.
A fine day in the forest was had, even if it was a wee bit nippy and spirited wind. Trail is in fine shape end to end and made quick work of my ascent into Mad(ness) River Notch. The wind was a stiff breeze, probably upper teens, but for social media, it was easily blowing 100. The ridge walk was lovley and peek-a-boo views where had over to Osceola proper. On the return trip the cloud shelf had lifted enough for views. The Chimney has some new blazes and arrows on it. On the descent is where the psychotic sadistic fun begins of wet rock, leaves, and gravity. At two times, I saw my life flash infront of my eyes, and I realized I needed to make some changes. Thankfully only some epidermus was left in tribute, as well as some shame. Only saw one of the ascent, a parade on the descent.
||The Teal Goat |
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.