East Peak, Osceola

Date of Hike: Monday, February 18th, 2019.

.Trail Names: Greenley Pond Trail, Mount Osceola Trail.

Trail Conditions: Packed snow, drifted powder.

Special Equipment Required: Micro spikes, snowshoes.

Comments: We left the Greenley Pond Trailhead just before 10:00AM on Monday morning with the intention of climbing both East Peak and Mount Osceola.

Greenley Pond was packed well enough to justify wearing micro spikes to the Mount Osceola Trail. Beyond the junction, the trail became a little less consolidated, however I made the decision to stay in spikes, as I didn’t want climb the steep grades below East Peak in my snowshoes.

Looking toward Mount Osceola proper.

After finally reaching the first summit, it was 100% trail-breaking over to Mount Osceola. Conditions varied from soft powder, to deep drifted powder. It took the better part of 2 hours for us to make the trip out and back.

Once we returned to East, it was an easy hike, jog, and butt-sled back down to the trailhead, which, as of Monday, is still not plowed.

Your name: FindingPhilip

Your E-mail address: Philip@NotchHostel.com

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