Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Tripoli Road, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, April 27, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at Livermore. The 3 miles to the trailhead is a mix of bare ground and a few patches of snow.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hoppable or snow-bridged(cross with care) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: See BikeCampHikeGirl’s report from Saturday. There is one additional blowdown on the bypass to the bypass that has dislodged boulders and makes it tricky.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Only mine out there today and the little sh!t lost her backpack.  
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: LOST: - an orange Ruffwear dog backpack and its contents. Somewhere off trail about 2 miles up Mount Osceola Trail via Tripoli Rd just before the last stream crossing. Probably in the thick brush/trees on the upslope side but could be on either side. Please email if found.  
Comments: Mixed messy bag today. Road and first 1.5 miles of trail bare bootable. Pick your poison from there to East Peak and back. Snow is soft and slushy on top so the little 1/2” spikes on light traction devices don’t really give good purchase. Snowshoes provide better grip and flotation but then,,,,, have fun avoiding DEEP postholes. There is 3 to 4 feet of snow at elevation. The so-called monorail is just beginning to form. Before Osceola on the lesser travelled trail it is extremely unstable and only about 3” high and postholed to death. It is slightly more stable though only about 4” high between the peaks. Did I mention the postholes?!  
Name: thegingerhiker 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-04-28 
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