Mt Osceola (4,340 feet) East Osceola (4,156 feet). Waterville Valley and Livermore, NH. 2022-12-22 (Thursday.) Via Greeley Ponds Ski Trail, Mt Osceola Trail, Greeley Ponds Trail. 8 miles round-trip. 3,116 feet elevation gain. 25 dF at the trailhead, 29 dF at the car. Winds were “mostly” negligible in the trees, but occasionally felt, especially at the summit. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Not the day for endless views, but what […]
Sometimes you want to move slow, but instead, move fast. Is anything lost from hiking quickly, instead of pondering the trail?
Wow. When you hike the Osceolas, make room for your mind being blown. What kind of view is there from the summit? More than you know!
Looking back on the spoils of the day, I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions as I hiked back to the car. It had been a good day out, for sure, and on multiple levels.
Osceola from Tripoli Road is an easier hike than from Greely Pond. But it’s no less thrilling, especially heading over to East Osceola via the infamous chimney.
The Osceolas are at once a relatively short hike, but very steep and strenuous. Yet they have some of the best views in the Whites.
Steep, quick, and fun — what’s not to like? Mt Osceola and East Osceola, Lincoln, NH. 2018-03-05. (Monday) Via Greeley Pond and Mt Osceola trails, out-and-back. 35 dF +/- and cloudy becoming partly cloudy. Trailhead: 0940; East Osceola summit: 1145; Osceola summit: 1240; back at car: 1520. I got to the mountain late, probably 90 minutes later than I’d have preferred. But it turned out that no-one was keeping score […]