Ascent of Mount Osceola-East Peak on 2018-02-13

Climber: Pamela Kimball

Date:Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Osceola-East Peak
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4156 ft / 1266 m

Ascent Trip Report

Hiked greeley pond trail from the Kank / route 112 to E Osceola on Tues with Tahli , Melissa and Clifford the big red dog. First 1.3 miles was easy, but the next 1.5 miles was extremely steep, trails were well packed and icey in some areas. There were virtually no breaks from the steepness and the climb hurt my achilles heel. Did mountain climbers at times, indeed we were on all fours ascending. The 14F temp seemed hot as we climbed steadily onward. This is #14 and the hardest trail yet due to the unforgiving grade and slickness of the trail. Was rewarded with some beautiful views at the top. Cairns were snow covered so never saw them. Super steep climb. Butt sledded down except the steep Icey portions which enticed us to walk off trail and around. Off trail was knee to hip deep in snow. Don't get me wrong this was really an epic hike! Unfortunately Tahli and dog had to turn around a half mile before the peak. It was too much for this pooch.
Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Scramble, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
Ascent Statistics
    Distance:5.2 mi / 8.4 km
Descent Statistics

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