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Ascent of Mount Osceola on 2009-07-17

Climber: Tom Hudson

Others in Party:Nicholas Hudson
Date:Friday, July 17, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Osceola
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4320 ft / 1316 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mount 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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