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Distance

6.9 mi

Elevation gain

2,251 ft

Technical difficulty

Moderate

Elevation loss

2,162 ft

Max elevation

4,361 ft

Trailrank

31

Min elevation

2,077 ft

Trail type

Loop
  • Photo of Middle Osceola
  • Photo of Middle Osceola
  • Photo of Middle Osceola
  • Photo of Middle Osceola

Time

5 hours 4 minutes

Coordinates

1442

Uploaded

August 16, 2009

Recorded

August 2009
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4,361 ft
2,077 ft
6.9 mi

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near Tripoli Mill, New Hampshire (United States)

Chip, Grant, Zippy and I started from Tripoli Road at 6:50 am and headed up the Mt. Osceola Trail. We separated at the start of the bushwhack start and Zippy and I headed down the well defined herd path. Along side the herdpath is a rusty steel wire that we would occasionaly trip over. At about 0.15 miles there is a large boulder (ca. 6'x6'x6') on the right closely followed by 5 or 6 blowdowns lying parallel. The main herd path follows the steel wire and continues on another 150-200' before dying in a impregnable sea of tight spruce. Eventually we returned to the blowdowns and noticed that another herd path climbs over the roots of the blowdowns and continues to the right. This correct path to the right regains the spine of the ridge, and continues to the summit of Middle Osceola. There are a few spruce thickets of about 20'-30' that are easily negociated.

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Hiking

Blowdowns and Boulder

A set of 5 trees blown down on top of each other, closely follow a large boulder. Turn right and procede over the roots. Do not go left.
Hiking

Bushwhack Start

Summit

Middle Osceola

16-AUG-09 9:09:20AM
Summit

Mt Osceola

06-MAY-06 11:08:03AM
Hiking

Mt Oseola Tr

Tripoli Rd
Photo

Rock '2'

16-AUG-09 8:56:39AM
Summit

W OSCEOLA

Fountain

Water 1

06-MAY-06 9:10:03AM
Fountain

Water 2

National Park

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