Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: No one else at Kanc parking area for Greeley Pond trailhead when we arrived at 8:30-ish. More than half full upon our return at around 3-ish. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Negligible  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns, but easily surmounted. One low overhanging blowdown immediately after wet area log crossing. I was too busy minding my feet and whacked my noggin on said tree. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None. :-( 
Bugs: A few, mostly not a bother. :-) 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a hiking pole on first steep section of Oscelo trail from Greeley Pond. Appeared that pole popped off ahiker's pack. Left note at Kanc/Greeley Pond trailhead directing owner to Rt 112 Lincoln Visitor Center Lost & Found. 
Comments: It was a great one & done hike. When compared to tripoli rd trailhead up to Osceola, I'd recommend Tripoli rd instead. This route is significantly steeper and I gather from other trail reports and another hiker we encountered, in winter, ditto. The steep sections tend to allow loose snow to slide off, making it more difficult to climb.

Anyhow, despite the steep sections, heat & humidity, and maybe some Canadian forest fire smoke, we had a good day on these trails and mountains. And, to boot: at least our weather was relatively sunny, rocks under foot were largely dry and there was no threat of t-storms. All in all, a good day hiking.  
Name: Mike D & two friends 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-09-06 
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