Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Oscar, Mt. Rosebrook, NH
Trails: Ski trails, access road, snowshoe path
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 6, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking for now 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Great trails, nice snow shoe trail on ridge in the woods adjacent to the ski trails. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Cooper had a blast. Met 2 other pups out on ski trails. No water, bring some for pups. Also, note comments below regarding possible moose near candy shop. Kept Coop on leash most of hike. 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Wanted to bag these peaks for a while and today seemed like a good day for a shorter hike.

Heading up the ski trails and service roads, met a couple with daughter & 2 doggos checking out the candy shop and ski hills prior to the start of ski school. They mentioned hearing some snorting near the candy shop, which we concluded was probably a moose. I left Coop on the leash for the majority of the hike, as a precaution. And, may have faintly heard the same on descent, so I avoided the area.

I followed ski trails and the road pretty much to intersection near candy shop, then searched for the hiking trails. They were left of the ski trail heading away from candy shop, I believe Able's Traverse. Once in the woods, the trail was very well marked with signs and easy to follow. The trail ended at the summit of Oscar (west Peak), where I had all the ledges to myself. What great views to the west at Mt Hale, Sugarloafs, etc. I need to come up again when the cloud cover is much higher, had no idea views were so great up there.

I returned on the hiking trails in the woods but, at a fork I took right trail (left branch would have lead back to the 'Traverse' ski trail). Sign on the trees designated this a snow shoe trail. It seemed to pass through some glades (really nicely prepped glades) to the restaurant just below the gondola. Followed road to the top of gondola, and on to the summit which can be found by scrambling up a few rocks behind the gondola top. Blaze and "Bearing Tree" a few feet behind designate the true summit.

Returned on ski trails and road. Total about 4 1/2 miles took about 2 1/2 hours with lots of picture taking stops.  
Name: CookiesOnTop 
E-Mail: schwarzmc at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-11-06 
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