Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, Little East Pond, East Pond, NH
Trails: Route 112, Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail, Tripoli Road, East Pond Trail, Little East Pond Trail, East Pond Loop
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of room at East Pond trailhead on the Kancamagus. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All crossings could be rock hopped, though a couple required a bit of scouting and caution due to icy rocks and moderate water levels. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trails in excellent condition considering recent storm damage. A few blowdowns near the summit of East Osceola, and a few on the section of East Pond Trail between East Pond and the Kancamagus Highway, but most were easy step-overs or duck-unders. Trail work much appreciated! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: 15-degree temperatures were a great deterrent. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Beautiful, cold and crisp day for a 17-mile loop including East Osceola, Osceola, Little East Pond, and East Pond. Trail conditions were much better than expected. Snow cover was present on most of these trails- ranging from a dusting to an inch- and with plenty of dry rocks/dirt at lower elevations. Minimal mud and running water to deal with, as the trails were almost all frozen. Microspikes or similar traction strongly recommended on both approaches to Mt. Osceola- due to intermittent, unavoidable stretches of ice. About 50% of the hikers we saw today had no traction devices... descent on a few sections of the Mt. Osceola Trail (especially on the Tripoli Rd. side) must have been very sketchy, and I hope they all made it down safely.  
Name: Jason 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-11 
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