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Ascent of Mount Osceola-East Peak on 2011-09-20

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Date:Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Osceola-East Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4156 ft / 1266 m

Ascent Trip Report

After bagging Mount Osceola's main summit, my dad and I headed to the summit of East Osceola.

The section between the two peaks was generally steeper than the section from Tripoli Rd. to the summit of Osceola. I saw some kind of bird on the way, but didn't know what kind of bird it was.

Eventually, after some steep downhill hiking, we reached a fork. To the right was the chimney, and to the left was a bypass route. We decided to not go down the chimney because it was wet and slippery, so we took the bypass route, which was steep, but not as much as the chimney.

After passing the chimney, we began the climb to East Osceola. The trail ascended moderately to steeply to the summit, which we eventually reached.

East Osceola's summit is very wooded, which makes for less views. It is marked by a large cairn. Just as we got to the summit, four guys got there also. One of them claimed East Osceola as his 47th 4,000 footer. We got a picture of two of them at the cairn, and they returned the favor. I got some video and pictures, and we headed back to Osceola to begin the hike back to the truck.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:900 ft / 273 m
    Total Elevation Loss:900 ft / 274 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2 mi / 3.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Mount Osceola Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mount Osceola summit  3806 ft / 1160 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:900 ft / 274 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 350 ft / 106 m; Extra: 550 ft / 167m
    Gain on way out:550 ft / 167 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Mount Osceola Trail
    End Trailhead:Mount Osceola summit  3806 ft / 1160 m
Ascent Part of Trip: Mount Osceola and East Osceola

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mount Osceola2011-09-202050 ft / 625 m
2Mount Osceola-East Peak2011-09-20900 ft / 274 m
Total Trip Gain: 2950 ft / 899 m    Total Trip Loss: 2950 ft / 899 m



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