Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, Middle Osceola, West Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, August 18, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: USFS fee lot that fills quickly 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: There is a good size (~12" diameter), thigh high blowdown near where the ski trail meets GPT. Usual post-rain muddy spots on ridge. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Around 3000' on MOT, got stung in the temple by a lone wasp, or some such mean, buzzy insect. Stinger was an inch long... or so it felt. OUCH!! :( 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Middle and West Osceola are much easier than they used to be! There is a herd path--or paths--all the way to West. Fades in and out but easily regained if vigilant. Still considered a bushwhack, however, so definitely bring navigational aids. Never felt need to cover legs. Great views from Peggy's Perch. Intended to do the full traverse and exit via East Pond Trail, but herd path was so nice that I opted for the out-and-back.

Finished up today's TW 6-pack on Kinsmans via Fishin Jimmy, etc. Nothing of note except encountering a total of 117 (!!) people in the 1.5 mile stretch between parking lot and Lonesome Lake Hut. Is it November yet?  
Name: Snowflea 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-08-18 
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