Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds XC Ski Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail, Tripoli Road
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, February 26, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at the Greeley Pond Ski Trail parking area. I was the only car at 8:45 am. Room for 4-5 cars. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Wore snowshoes all day, but carried my crampons with the intent to hike out and back. Heading up the steeps to East peak was tricky due to butt sledding and ice. The inch or so of new snow helped with traction and snow shoe televators and trees along the side of the trail helped with the incline. I was dreading coming down on my return. I've successfully come down in worse conditions, but it always seems so sketchy. Fortunately, I crossed paths with a good friend who came from Tripoli Rd. So I completed a traverse over both peaks and got a ride back to my car from the Livermore parking area with said good friend. Total distance was just under 10 miles. Not a bad alternative route if you can arrange a car spot. If you prefer the 14 mile route out and back from Livermore, MT Osceola Trail is now broken out, but could use a bit more packing down with snow shoes. Temps had warmed quite a bit by the afternoon, making the snow sticky and balling up a bit even on snow shoes.  
Name: Heidi 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-02-27 
Link: https:// 
Bookmark and Share Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.

Copyright 2009-2024, All Rights Reserved