Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, August 27, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking lot was basically full when we got there a bit before 9. People were starting to overflow onto the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One big blowdown close to East Osceola summit. A path around it is emerging. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw several dogs, all having a good time. There's not much water, especially close to the two summits (some down low). 
Bugs: Flies, but nothing biting. I'm not sure I saw any mosquitoes. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Lots of people out here today. All agreed that there was nothing to be done today to prepare for Irene, except get some hiking in.

The weather was very nice for hiking, slightly humid, but really not bad. There was the occasional breeze to help out. The Mt Osceola trail up to Osceola was very pleasant. I hadn't been here since 2003 and hadn't remembered what it was like. It feels very gradual and has many very pretty spots. The "chimney" was indeed steep, but added some variety to the trip. Took a friend on her second trip in the Whites. She impressed by the view and really like Osceola.  
Name: OfTheWoods 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-08-28 
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