Ascent of Mount Osceola on 2011-09-20

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Date:Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Osceola
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4320 ft / 1316 m

Ascent Trip Report

I wanted to get one last big hike in before my hiking season ends. I eventually decided on the Osceolas.

My dad and I got to the trailhead for the Mount Osceola Trail at about 8:30 AM and started hiking a few minutes after that.

The trail kept a mostly moderate grade to the summit of Mount Osceola. There were no major trail intersections along the entire section we hiked (Tripoli Rd. to East Osceola and back). It was wet, rainy, foggy, and windy the entire way. The trail winded up the slopes of Osceola for 3.2 miles and after 2 hours and 15 minutes, we eventually reached the summit.

The summit was viewless due to the low clouds. There were two summit markers and the base of a demolished fire tower on it. I got some video and pictures, took a break, and then we continued to East Osceola.

After leaving East Osceola, we passed over Mount Osceola's summit once more before heading back to the trailhead at Tripoli Rd.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2050 ft / 624 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.4 mi / 10.3 km
    Route:Mount Osceola Trail
    Trailhead:Tripoli Rd.  2270 ft / 691 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 30 Minutes
Ascent Part of Trip: Mount Osceola and East Osceola

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Osceola2011-09-202050 ft / 625 m
2Mount Osceola-East Peak2011-09-20900 ft / 274 m
Total Trip Gain: 2950 ft / 899 m    Total Trip Loss: 2950 ft / 899 m

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