Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds XC Ski Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 16, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I parked across the street from the Ski Trail (Lincoln side of the main trailhead) and was able to scooch in enough to get completely off the road. Six other cars were there when I returned. All but one were completely off the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues. All are bridged or easily crossed. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Nothing of note.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I had the luck of the Irish for trail conditions today. It was a windless, partly sunny day. I used snowshoes car to car. I saw about sixteen other snowshoers and about six other in spikes which the trail could support. I got the early start to get in some winter type hiking which worked out well. The ski trail had one pair of show shoe tracks but was easily traversed without punching in more than an inch or so. GPT was a nicely packed snowshoe track with a nice dusting of snow which added more grip. The dusting was grippy but not sticky; no balling up. The chimney bypass and bypass to the bypass were easily trekked with snowshoes. I didn't use the bypass to the bypass coming down (by mistake) but was fine. No falls today, but a flailing near miss coming down off of Osceola that a hiker got to witness, but I did stick the landing. Alot of hikers on these two today. Glad to chat with James and Katrina, an ambitious pair, working on 46er's, 48's and 111. It was nice to run into Rick, Tom and Cathy too. Slainte!
Name: Dave D 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-03-16 
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