Hiked Osceola and East Osceola on 6/3/2015. These were peaks 554 and 555 for “The Grid over 60”. After 3 days of cold and rain it was nice to have a sunny day with cool temps and no bugs. Because of all the rain the trail was wet with mud in some places but really not all that bad.
There were also many more small stream crossings than I remembered on the trail but they had nice little waterfalls.
There weren’t many flowers in blossom but there were a few Painted Trillium.
Once I reached the summit of Osceola the views were pretty good except that some of the summits were just barely in the clouds.
I made my way over to East Osceola and took the bypass around the chute. Both routes were wet but the bypass looked to be the better option.
After summiting East Osceola I made way back to Osceola where I ate my PBJ. By this time the clouds had lifted off the other summits.
Looking over at Mt. Kancamaugus you could clearly see the light green lines of the old logging roads on the side of the mountain. These are quite common on many of the White Mountains.
I made good time down to the parking lot and I got home in time to go to my 5:15 meeting. Only 21 peaks left to finish “The Grid over 60”.