Ascent of Mount Osceola on 2009-07-17
|Others in Party:||Nicholas Hudson|
|Date:||Friday, July 17, 2009|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4320 ft / 1316 m|
Ascent Trip ReportMount Osceola is noted to be one of the easier of the 4000-footers to climb. Since this is the first of the 4000 I don’t have much to add other than this was an easier hike than Mount Chocorua. We hit the trail at about 8am just as the fog was burning off…hind-sight it would have been better to get there an hour earlier just to have the cooler weather (high was 84 in Livermore). The first 1/3 of the way up (and the last 1/3 on the way down of course) was some of the rockiest terrain and the most strenuous that I have climbed so far. The rest of the trail was fairly moderate to easy.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2060 ft / 628 m|
| Distance:||6.4 mi / 10.3 km|
| Route:||Mount Osceola Trail|
| Trailhead:||Mount Osceola Trailhead 2260 ft / 688 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Partly Cloudy|
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