Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks East Osceola, Mt. Osceola, NH
Trails: Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 14, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot mostly full @9:30am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Major ones all fully bridged. A few minor streams are open 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Sidewalk up to Mad tom notch at the junction of Greeley Pond and Mt Osceola trails. Mostly packed hard snow but it had an annoying top 1/2" of soft spring snow on top of it. Was fine with hillsound spikes the entire day but lots of mountaineering moves, every rock foot/handhold, and all the trees were utilized to drag myself up and down the mountain. There is too much exposed rock and the snowpack is way too soft for crampons to be a good move. The additional grip would be nice but theres a lot of dumb random stuff to trip over and anything below 3800'/the ridge would be a painful sliding fall with all the exposed rocks, roots, trees. Took the chimney bypass on the way up cuz I wanted to, its in good shape but would be a chore on descent. The chimney is a full on ice climb currently. Took the bypass bypass down which is well broken out with one step over that could get cleared out. There was a bit of wind drifting across the ridge and our footprints were partially filled in within 1 hour up high, but only very shallowly. Descent is pretty simple with the current snow conditions but requires good footwork and proper usage of the multitude of holds and trees  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-14 
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