Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Osgood Hill, Kulish Ledges, NH
Trails: Kulish Ledges Trail, Holt Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 17, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: At the KLT trailhead on Old Stoddard Rd. in Nelson. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of large duckunders on KLT. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sure, but they must be controlled. 
Bugs: Nope. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing. 
Comments: The new Holt Trail (yes, another Holt Trail) makes this hike a whole lot better now that you can combine it with Kulish Ledges Trail to make a loop over Osgood Hill. It's a very gradual route that passes a few historical cellar holes along the way. It climbs 700 ft., but doesn't feel like it at all. We looped over the summit and headed down KLT. The view from East Pinnacle was spectacular today, with a lot of faded but still beautiful foliage color below.

We started seeing snow down by the beaver pond, which increased to about an inch or so on the north slope of Osgood, but it was melting fast. Traction was not needed and the southern slope was bare but wet and muddy in places. The NH500 register is still in place on Osgood.

More new trails from Partridge Woods come up from the south, so there are many more options here now. I'll be back to check those out. Thanks to the Nelson Trails Committee for the fine work!  
Name: KenM 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-10-17 
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