Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Osceola, East Osceola, NH
Trails: Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot off Tripoli Road was full when I arrived. Parked off the road to the west of the lot. Tripoli Road itself was generally good although the paved sections had bumps and missing asphalt. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No significant water crossings 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in good condition with no obstructions. There are eroded areas however it does not affect the pathway significantly. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good dog trail to Osceola with plenty of water. The section between Osceola and East Osceola has less water and is rougher however I have seen dogs in the section between the peaks. 
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Easy hike up to Osceola. Much of the ledge areas along the trail were wet however the surfaces were not slippery. Lots of large puddles near the top of Osceola as the ledges prevented the water from percolating. Can get by along the edges. Be sure to visit the north outlook on a short side path beginning near a pylon just to the west of the expansive ledge area on Osceola. Could easily ascend the chimney even though there was some wetness on the rocks. Used the bypass route on descent rather than going down the chimney. There was lots of red foliage looking down to the Kancamagus Highway around the hairpin curve.  
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2012-09-23 
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