Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, Middle Osceola, West Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 25, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Hiker lot on Tripoli Rd. had plenty of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nothing of note. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: The rain kept them down. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a pair of glasses, probably only readers in reasonable shape and a headlamp in new condition, both on the BW portion of the hike. 
Comments: Decided to get a little wet and hope for clearing on Friday and save Presi hikes for the weekend when views would be better. Rain stopped for the first half hour of the hike then continued on and off for the rest of the day, resulting in one sopping wet hiker.

Herd path is found as described in a previous post, at the last switchback before the top of Mt. Osceola. The altitude was about 4150' on my altimeter, beware of an earlier trail at about 4000' that is blocked by a couple of small logs. Herd path hits blowdowns in about 0.1 mile, look to the right for the path. I was on and off the herd path most of the way but always found it again by heading for the top of the (obvious) ridge when in doubt.  
Name: Bernie 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-05-27 
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