Mount Osceola Climber's Log

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LunaMoth - Oct 25, 2008 8:17 pm Date Climbed: Jul 5, 2008

Mt. Osceola  Sucess!

Climbed Mt. Osceola only from the Tripoli Rd. trailhead.


Tahawus - Aug 12, 2008 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2007

Mount Osceola  Sucess!

Climbed with East Osceola via the Mount Osceola Trail from Tripoli Road. An excellent dayhike in near perfect weather. Great views of the Sandwhich Range from the open ledges below Osceola's summit.


nartreb - Jun 14, 2008 9:49 pm Date Climbed: Jun 14, 2008

As advertised  Sucess!

From the south (Osceola Tr from Tripoli Rd):

Popular, easy wooded hike to a very fine VFTT.

Trail is badly eroded, should have expected that given the high use.

syzygy - May 26, 2008 12:00 am Date Climbed: Sep 23, 2007

Nice Quick Trip  Sucess!

We made a quick trip out of a nice late summer hike. Always love the view down into the Greeley Ponds area.


TLP - May 16, 2008 3:07 pm Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2007

did them both  Sucess!

I took the Osceola trail and hit Osceola first, and then made my way to East Osceola. There are some great views of the Twin and Franconia Ranges from the trail between the two. I went up the chimney on the way back. It was fun!

BSinc - Mar 3, 2008 8:39 am Date Climbed: Feb 16, 2008

Osceola from the Kanc  Sucess!

We did this same climb in June about 7-8 years ago. We decided to give it a go in the dead of winter. Needless to say we had the place to ourselves. The snow was deep and unbroken. Fortunate for us this trail is on the leeward side of the mountain in regards to the prevailing winds. Awesome views from both summits.


nartreb - Nov 17, 2007 8:32 pm Date Climbed: Nov 17, 2007

East peak only

East Osceola trail from Greeley Pond is not the "extremely steep" climb the _Guide_ portrayed, but a tiring task nonetheless, and tough enough in the snow that I'd rather avoid descending it in the dark, so I turned around at the East peak when I saw I was behind schedule. I need to whip myself back into shape (or maybe I shouldn't carry all my heavy winter gear in November...)
Lovely wintry conditions, passing flurries with frequent sun.


dirth - Jul 23, 2007 12:50 am Date Climbed: Jul 22, 2007

Greely Ponds Trail  Sucess!

Climbed up from the Kancamangus via the Greely Ponds Trail. First mile and a half went very quickly, around 25 minutes. After that steepens quickly, but never very difficult, just physically demanding. Gorgeous day. First nice hiking weather I have had this year. Views to the East and North were incredible. Tried locating as many 4000 footers as I could, I believe I got around 20. Pretty quick trip, started at 4:30 pm around 3 hours of hiking time total.


matt81 - Jul 2, 2007 7:33 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2007

Route Climbed: Osceola Trail  Sucess!

Came in from the Kanc, good steep hike.

Pat M

Pat M - May 20, 2007 10:48 pm

Intro  Sucess!

The first mountain I ever "climbed"


bewencher - Oct 19, 2006 12:50 am Date Climbed: Oct 8, 2006

Special Hike  Sucess!

Well, I signed the log not that long ago, but we hiked it again! The weather was perfect. There was some mud, but it really wasn't that bad. The only spots that had it seem to have it no matter when you go.

We rounded out our time at the peak of Osceola with my boyfriend becoming my fiance. So, for anyone that was up there with us, we were the ones that got engaged. Now the peak is even more special for us. We'll be hiking it every year from now on.


woodstrider - Oct 11, 2006 9:09 pm Date Climbed: Aug 23, 2002

Backpack tp Peakbag  Sucess!

Perfect day for some peak baggin'

eric b

eric b - Sep 27, 2006 11:19 pm

Greeley pond to Mt Osceola  Sucess!

From the Kanc-both summits were gained. however the highlight of the hike was the moose wading in Greeley Pond. The view from the lower summit to the upper one was cool. the best views are from Osceola not from the east summit.


bidwelldk - Sep 15, 2006 1:55 pm

Route Climbed: Mt Osceola Trail  Sucess!

Fun Hike!


fritolowrider - Sep 2, 2006 5:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 28, 2006

Route climbed: greely pond trail  Sucess!

My friend and i ran up this trail from the greely pond entrance while oour familys were behind and goin to just the greely ponds. I also hike this trail about ten years ago.


bewencher - May 9, 2006 5:48 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2006

Best from the Kanc  Sucess!

We did a traverse from the Kanc to Tripoli and then up Tecumseh, which was definately the way to go. We loved the trail up from the Kanc even with all of the ice, which we weren't expecting. Loved the chimney a lot. The view from the top was GORGEOUS (see panoramic shot that I posted). The trail down from the peak was easy and we shaved 40 minutes off of book time. We will probably do it again once we're done with our NE4000 and when the snow/ice is gone.

Matt Worster

Matt Worster - Mar 29, 2006 11:59 pm

Greeley Pond  Sucess!

Hiked in with the boy scouts on a hot sweaty day. My biggest memory of the trip was sucking down a juice box of orange stuff at the top and getting a nasty head and stomach ache as a result.

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 19, 2005 9:41 am

Route Climbed: East Face Slide AI1 Date Climbed: January 2000  Sucess!

We had it in our minds to try to forge a line up the east face slide on east osceola. The slide climbs a plumb line from greeley pond to within 200 yards of the east peak summit. Well, snow and inadequete climbing equipment slowed us way way down. This is one of the most exhausting day trips I've been on. There was two water ice sections and we only had mountaineering axes and 10 point crampons making for some difficuly. The top out to the summit was only 200 yards of bushwhacking from the top of the slide, but the snow was bottomless. We had to hook our way up trees using the axes to make forward progress. We really fought for this summit. It took only about 45 minutes to get down back to the ponds since the trail is typically packed and easy to follow. In neve snow conditions, I would highly recommend this line for people looking for more difficulty then the standard hike up from greeley ponds.

SCCupsa - Sep 27, 2005 1:34 pm

Route Climbed: Greeley Pond Date Climbed: June 25, 2004  Sucess!

Good steep hike, don't hike it with out of shape friends as I did.


woodstrider - Jul 22, 2005 5:43 pm

Date Climbed: 8/23/02  Sucess!

as a day hike, solo

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