|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH|
||Mt. Osceola Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Wednesday, November 2, 2011|
|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. |
||Wet Trail, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Minor - no issues. |
|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. |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||rocket21 at franklinwebpublishing dot com |
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.