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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: Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: plenty. lot is plowed, and could fit 6+ cars 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: snow bridged  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: trail is packed but soft, between the 2 peaks there are several crawlers and duck walks. the diversion around the chimney is in good shape just be careful not to slide right past it on the way down. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: no issues, Vaya had a great time 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 2 older gents were finishing when i started at around 3pm. the trail is packed most of the way but is still soft as it hasn't seen too much traffic. there are several spots where drifts were filling in the trail today, down low and up high between the peaks, and fast because on my way out there were a few long stretches where it looked like the trail wasn't even broken out yet. There are plenty of spots between the peaks with crawling and duck walking. I must have a short memory because i always forget just how steep it is up East and that made for an interesting trip down as usual. I'm not a fan of glissading down just for the fact that I've been the guy heading up after people do it and i hate how slick and packed it makes it in the worst parts of the trail, but it is pretty unavoidable in quite a few spots. i definitely took a few tumbles. 3 hours and 10 minutes according to GAIA  
Name
Name: R. Prudhomme 
E-Mail
E-Mail: rmprudhomme@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-01-09 
Link
Link: http:// 
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