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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 26, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The $3 parking fee was not in effect. :) 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Streams were a trickle and easy to walk across. (if you can even call them streams; they were inches deep and five feet wide) 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in okay shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Lots of dogs of all sizes and shapes on this trail. 
Bugs
Bugs: Black flies were out and one got me through my headband. Recommend bug spray. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Started out at 8:30am from the Tripoli Rd parking area. We had a steady group with us on the way up. Got up to the summit of Osceola and enjoyed some nice views. There were about 20 people up there.


We continued on to the East summit. The chimney was fun. Just before getting there we talked to an older woman coming from there. I asked if she did the chimney or took the bypass. "There's a bypass! Now you tell me!" was here reply. She admitted that her descend and ascend was not graceful but successful. As she walked away her shorts showed that she pretty much slid down on her butt. It was funny. Lots of kids on this hike too ranging from age 6 to 39. The views to the North were spectacular. After a short visit to the wooded East Osceola summit we backtracked to Osceola. This time there were about sixty people there! We also got to enjoy watching a group of ten celebrate one of their friends completing their NH4000! Congrats to the woman. Made our way down with less crowds. Back at the parking area around 4pm. Nice casual hike. Noticed the list of trail owners and smiled to see Rocket's and Mike's name on that list. I'm sure Tecumseh will have the most artistic rock steps out of all the trails in NH. I would recommend this hike as one of the most family friendly ones I have done so far on the Whites. Enjoy all that read this.  
Name
Name: rdmnks - Rich 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rdmnks at gee mail 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-05-28 
Link
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