Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, NH
Trails: Bushwhack, Mt. Osceola Trail, Greeley Ponds Trail, Livermore Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
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Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock 
Recommended Equipment
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Water Crossing Notes
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Trail Maintenance Notes
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Dog-Related Notes
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Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I entered the woods directly from the Livermore/Depot Camp parking lot and bushwhacked in a northerly direction, reaching the base of the Osceola Brook Ravine after about 1.5 hours of tedious side-hilling on the eastern side of Osceola Brook. On occasion I hiked through the brook itself in order to bypass particularly thick sections of woods. At a point before the confluence of the two Osceola Brook slides, I turned right onto a narrow brookbed that extends up the SW slope of East Osceola to around ca. 3700 ft. This brookbed was mostly dry, but after encountering many blowdowns I ended up reverting to the scrappy woods on either side of the gully. About halfway up the mountain, I made a side-trip to a ledge at 3350ft; this ended up being a sheer cliff with no good resting spot, but there were great views of the western Osceola Brook Slide and the nigh inaccessible crags on the headwall. I continued back to the gully and then ascended to the summit of East Osceola, where there were about 12-15 people hanging out. On the descent, I found the Mount Osceola Trail to be severely eroded.  
Name: timbercamp 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-09-12 
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