Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Little East Pond, NH
Trails: Tripoli Road, FR 613, Little East Pond Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, February 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Depot Camp parking area is plowed. The section of Tripoli Road between Depot Camp and Mt. Osceola Trail is maintained as a WV ski trail; no barebooting on the groomed trail. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Plenty of water crossings on Little East Pond Trail — very few had adequate snow bridges. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: From Depot Camp, the first 2.8 miles of Tripoli Rd. were groomed by WV, which made for easy snowshoeing. After that there was only a faint snowmobile track for the next mile and a half (between the Mt. Osceola trailhead and the East Pond trailhead), and I had easy trail breaking on about 4” of powder.

Little East Pond Trail was of course not broken out, and it took me a good while to ascend this trail through deep powder. Blowdowns were minimal, but there were a lot of water crossings over small unfrozen streams.

I didn’t notice any ski or snowshoe tracks coming over from the East Pond Loop, and I wonder if this place receives much visitation in winter. A great backcountry snowshoe destination on a bluebird day — about 13 miles roundtrip from Waterville.  
Name: timbercamp 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-14 
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