Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 18, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Only one other car today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Low water crossing. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 3 or 4 blowdowns, but they were avoidable or easy step overs. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: No bugs yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I started from the Kancamagus Highway. I didn't see any snow until about 3/4 of a mile from the summit of East Osceola. It was just random patches at this point and avoidable. About 10 minutes from the summit of East, there was a section for about 5 minutes with fairly significant snow. There was enough debris on top of the snow to give me traction, so I didn't put my spikes on. Most of the snow between East Osceola and Osceola is gone. Some short sections here and there of about 50 feet or less had snow. Some monorail in places but in most cases there is room to walk on the side now. The most snow of the day was the last 5-10 minutes before the summit of Osceola. Again, I was able to get up without using spikes, but depending on your comfort level there may be a couple of spots where they could still come in handy.  
Name: Eric Rathbun 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-18 
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