|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||East Osceola , NH|
||Greeley Ponds Trail, Mt. Osceola Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, March 17, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Greeley Pond Trailhead lot is not plowed in the winter, had to park on the side of the road about halfway between there and the hairpin curve. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All crossings bridged/easily stepped over. Forgot how many there are on Greeley Ponds tea. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Several trees leaning across the trail, all easily ducked under. |
||Saw one friendly pup on my way out. |
|Lost and Found:
||Found one blue camelbak bottle, left on the kiosk at the trailhead. ||
||As far as I could tell, there were 4 people who'd been up before me since the last snowfall. Two who hiked back down, one skied down towards Osceola, and the last skied off to the slide.|
As a result the trail is broken, but unconsolidated. There's some drifting once you get up on the ridge, nothing terrible.
The worst part is the two who hiked back down butt slid the steepest portions, which then froze, making it a bit hazardous passing through those areas.
There were two groups totaling five people and one dog heading up when I was heading out, so hopefully the trail gets packed.
Beyond the summit of East Osceola, the only tracks were from the skier. I broke trail to around halfway to the Chimney before turning back; after sitting at the lookout on East Osceola for almost an hour for dawn and sunrise, I'd cooled off and tightened right up.
||Foghorn14us at yahoo.com |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.