Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, The Scaur, North Tripyramid, Middle Tripyramid, South Tripyramid, The Boulder, Mt. Tecumseh, West Tecumseh, NH
Trails: Tripoli Road, Mt. Osceola Trail, Greeley Ponds Trail, Livermore Road, Kettles Path, Irene's Path, Old Skidder Trail, Livermore Trail, Scaur Trail, Pind Bend Trail, Mt. Tripyramid Trail, Upper Snows Brook XC, Cascade Path (West), Cascade Path, Boulder Path, Pipeline XC, Mt. Tecumseh Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, June 19, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No issues parking 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Aside from Avalanche Brook, we had no issues. Honey_Badger decided to go for a dip 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing really of note, most could benefit from a haircut 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A SPLENDID day for a Skyline Loop*. We departed Mt. Tecumseh Trail on Tripoli and road walked to Mt. Osceola Trailhead at 0315. As a general comment through all trails, wet rocks and roots (to be expected). We caught a spectacular sunrise atop Osceola proper at about 0515. From there we hit East Osceola, and then down to Greeley Ponds and Livermore South TH where we had stashed food, water and snacks. We then departed for the Tripyramids via Kettles, Irene's and Scaur. Great footing on all trails and a nice viewpoint at The Scaur. Ran into familiar friends on North. Quick work of the Tripyramids, filled water in Avalanche Brook. Started for Cascade path via Livermore Road, the third time of the day we had been on it, and signage started to deteriorate. We then had to walk up a skidder/ski trail road to find there is actually a cascade path West, not called out on the map. After coming down Cascade Path West, we decided as a group to no longer attempt to complete the entire skyline loop as WVV describes it as its a super convoluted and absurd route that seemingly adds random trails solely for miles and elevation and skips nice view points like Big Pines, the Flume, and Norway Rapids. The only way to navigate some of it is by pre tracking the route and downloading the GPX on your phone as there are multiple junctions, especially after Tri's that are not marked or are XC trails. We did not want to add over 5 miles to hit snows to see a chair lift. We then went and saw Livermore Road for the FOURTH time of the day and went and visited the boulder. Absolute dead legged it up Tecumseh, and West Tecumseh. 30+ miles and 9500 gain is nothing to shake a stick at, especially the first ultra for me in two years because of an injury. Would not recommend this loop, good for runners for miles, but they are a lot of pointless, viewless miles. KEVIN!  
Name: The Teal Goat, Lil Squirt, Honey_Badger, DirtyPretzel 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-06-20 
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