Ascent of Mount Osceola-East Peak on 2015-09-04
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Friday, September 4, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Mount Osceola-East Peak|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4156 ft / 1266 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDid East Osceola via Greeley Ponds on a Friday in early September. There were a decent amount of other hikers out there.
The first half on Greeley Ponds Trail is very easy by NH standards. The second half, not so much. It is very steep and seems to go on forever. Some parts are solid rock while others are gravel so you need to be careful at times. Fortunately it was not wet!
The summit itself is wooded however there were two amazing view points. The first is a side path to the right once you make it to the very top of the slide. The second one is located approx. 0.2 miles west of the summit and about 200-300 ft descent but totally worth it. This is the best view of the day on a boulder you can sit on facing the north. Very nice views of the Osceola Range, Fran Ridge, Garfield, Twins, Hancocks, and Carrigain, not to mention the Prezi's in the distance.
The descent required some care but finished the whole hike in 5 hours.
|Summary Total Data|
| Round-Trip Distance:||6 mi / 9.7 km|
| Route:||Greeley Ponds / Osceola|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Scramble, Exposed Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Hot, Breezy, Clear|
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