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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 8, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: lot plowed lots of room 2 trucks and my car when I left and 5 cars when I returned 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all minor with small rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: the big blowdown between peaks is still there with a herd path around the root system 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: saw one happy dog who was reported to have no problems 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: found 1 camp brand crampon. It was left at the base of the sign post at the junction. 
 
Comments
Comments: I bare booted until just below the first part of the slide. Going in Greely P. trail the ground was covered with a packed snow ice mix but boots were fine. After the junction there was bare ground and stretches of packed snow/ice. I put on microspikes where it started to really gain elevation, just below the first view of the slide.


The trail between the 2 peaks was nice with a solid monorail and new powder. The chimney bypass was bare and the scrambles just above were bare. Then ice and packed snow the rest of the way. Good going with microspikes. Coming down I put on some 6 point crampons that I had in my pack just in case. I am happy to say I did not come down in microspikes as there was a lot of ice on those steep slopes. I did meet 3 young people with 1 set of microspikes between them so they made it with bare boots, one set of poles and one of them in jeans and since I saw no body parts I guess they got down ok. Another couple turned around before reaching east peak because they had no traction and were slipping too much. I was surprised at how many people were out on Easter Sunday.  
Name
Name: Sleeveless 
E-Mail
E-Mail: NHSandyp@metrocast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-04-09 
Link
Link: http:// 
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