Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 12, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: 1st car in lot at 7:30am. Lot was full when I left around 11:30am. Well technically, when I left there was an available space. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable), Snow - Spring Snow, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easily rock-hoppable. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 1 tree fallen on trail .15 miles from Greely Ponds TH at the first crossing, a herd path is forming just down stream. 1 step over .65 miles from TH, maybe 16" diameter. 1 duck under 1 mile from TH, 10" diameter. Pics in sträva link below. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A couple out enjoying the day. Paws were probably the preferred footwear today with the mixed conditions. 
Bugs: None but I think I heard some bug alarm clocks going off. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Barebooted car to car. Any snow on the steep sections up to the short lookout spur was easily avoidable. From there to East Peak it is not as steep and there was a decent amount of mostly supportive monorail. There is enough debris on the snow and footprints that traction was not an issue. A few places between the peaks where they would be useful, but you are either going to be doing a lot of putting on/taking off or walking on dry trail/rocks with the spikes on. Between E. Osceola and Osceola the monorail varies from 0" to 18". I didn't have much trouble navigating the 2 steeper sections without spikes. Went up and down "The Chimney" which is dry. It would be a challenge for a pooch (or anyone lacking opposable appendages), so they should use the bypass which is to the climber's right as you start up the steep section. A couple of bum touches on the way back to E. Osceola as the snow was softening up, but never thought about putting on spikes.  
Name: Borealis 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-05-12 
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