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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Tripoli Road open but not plowed. From Waterville, there were one or two icy spots that could cause issues for 2WD or anyone descending. Starting around height of land, road was wall to wall snow, maybe 2-3" deep. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minor - no issues. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: From Tripoli Road to Osceola was very brushy in places. Same blowdowns between peaks as have been there most of the year. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Patchy snow for the first half mile or so, then wet/slushy snow to the summit and over to East Osceola. Underlying ice starting maybe around 4,000 feet, as well as between the peaks. I was able to carefully bareboot, but was glad to have Microspikes in my pack just in case.


Chimney bypass had some snow and slush on it, making it slightly tricky. Found the chimney, with temperatures above freezing, to be easier on the way back, though when temperatures drop it'd probably ice up quickly.


1-2" of snow down low, maybe up to about 4" on the ridge. Ground generally not frozen, so snow/slop will probably continue to melt for the time being.  
Name
Name: rocket21 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2011-11-02 
Link
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