Trip report

Mt. Osceola Hike

4000 Footer DATE: 11/14/2020 - 11/14/2020

Trip/Event Location: Waterville Valley, NH

Trip Leader(s): Gandalf , JDNnh

Max # People: 10

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Difficulty Level: Moderate

This foliage adventure is bringing us to Mount Osceola, the GayOutdoors adopted trail!

The main clifftop perch atop this very rugged peak [4,340 feet] gives you a magnificent prospect over the

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

We will meet at the parking area in Tripoli Road neat the height-of-land in Thornton Gap, 6.7 miles from I-93 [Exit 31, northbound ramp] or 2.9 miles from the Livermore Road parking area at West Branch Road in Waterville Valley, NH.

Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

Nice day, frosty trees, it’s coming! Low clouds early with skies eventually clearing. We dug out fifty one waterbars and cleaned them for next spring snowmelt to mitigate trail erosion. We stopped about ½ mile from the summit when we encountered frozen ground. Our focus was from Tripoli Road to the summit of Mt. Osceola. Lots of folks out. Windy at times with a magnificent view on the summit! The trail is in great shape. Great day to be out, cold & windy......but so nice. Thanks so much to all of our volunteers!!!

Four of us then returned back to our house to chat around the fireplace, enjoy a delicious fresh venison burger [meat provided by John (Nomad), and a yummy Trifle desert!

Mike and Jon

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Members That Participated


Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous

Thornton, NH

United States


Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous

Manchester, NH

United States


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Ipswich, MA

United States


Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Hanover, NH

United States


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Laconia, NH

United States

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