Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Tripoli Rd was pretty empty when we rolled in around 630a, but full of campers when we left in the afternoon. Similarly the Osceola trailhead parking lot had 2 empty spaces when we arrived in the morning, but when we left cars were parked on the road  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Minimal 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1-2 blowdowns, easily ducked or surmounted  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: So many furry fido friends on this hike! They seemed to have no difficulty navigating the trail to both peaks 
Bugs: A few clusters of gnats late afternoon 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing here, but we did swing by Moriah-Carter trailhead on the way home and find Sunshine's lost boot--total win! 
Comments: Beautiful day for a hike up the Osceolas. The trail was dry up to the rock faces. Here spring melt and debris made the inclines a little slick but manageable. There was more mud from the collapsing monorail in the last 0.5 mile and then a little unavoidable tentacle of a monorail for about 0.25 miles. Firm in the morning but soft and slippery in the afternoon. We saw a few hikers on our morning ascent of Mt Osceola, and after basking in the sun of the ledges, headed to the East peak. After negotiating the dry chimney (Sunshine bounded through it like a mountain goat both ways; I took the detour), we summited the second peak and started encountering more and more hikers. It started to feel like a weekend summer hike by the time we got back to Mt Osceola: groups of hikers & tons of (well behaved) pups in all directions. I think shoulder season may be over, friends! Oh and we barefooted the whole hike.  
Name: Worried Eyes and Sunshine 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-20 
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