|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Whaleback Mountain - South Peak, Big Coolidge Mountain, NH|
||Old Osseo Trail, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, March 16, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at the condos, couldn't find the "visitor" spots so with barely any residents in the condos at the moment, took a spot I thought would be out of the way, had no issues for a few hours. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Clear Brook is open, crossable on rocks. Few minor crossings were jumped. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||old trail is in very good shape. |
||One resident walking her dog, all super friendly. |
|Lost and Found:
||Lost my peppermint Burts Bees lip balm! Tore my pants on the bushwhack (spruce), must have fallen out then. ||
||Posting this write up just to let others know the old Osseo Trail is snowshoe broken out to the col around ~2,800' before the old trail swings up toward the summit of Whaleback. |
~16" of fresh powder atop an old ice layer once the climbing began, sometimes more, sometimes less powder.
Open conifer woods atop Whaleback South Peak; ghastly bushwhacking from ~2,500-summit of Big Coolidge - beautiful open hardwoods down low though ;)
Anyone interested in either bushwhack, head over to a quick write up with a few photos at the link below. Enjoy!
||Erik Hamilton |
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.