Trip report

EAST PEAK OSCEOLA TRAIL MAINTENANCE DAY

Trail Maintenance DATE: 06/30/2024 - 06/30/2024

Trip/Event Location: Lincoln, NH
US

Trip Leader(s): JDNnh , Gandalf

Max # People: 12

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

Difficulty Level: Moderate

With the peak of summer fast approaching, where will you go and who will you go with to find your mountain perspective?  Partner with me for a unique experience in mountain stewardship.  The

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Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

Take Exit 32 off I-93, and drive through Lincoln onto the Kancamagus Highway past Otter Rocks Rest Area and the forest service's sign trail sign for East Pond on your right. Continue on to a sign on your right for the Greeley Ponds Trail parking. The distance from the highway exit to the parking area is 10.3 miles. 

Please note that parking is very limited and you'll most like have to park off the right side of the highway, Park off to the shoulder as far as you can so that you don't block traffic. We''ll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma.  


Trip Report/Photos
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Stewards of the mountain life.  There is always more work to do, and the stakes are high, but we are proud to share our progress as we work together to protect and improve the planet for future generations.  Making a difference and contributing to an ethos of giving time, effort and a desire to give back some love to the trails in the NH White Mouintain National forest.

The volunteer crew arrived Saturday afternoon with cheer and enthusiasm in Thornton, NH.  It was raining but that did not dampen the positive vibe of everyone.  Wine was uncorked and tea brewed while appetizers appeared as everyone shared stories, life updates and commentaries on current events.  

Jon whipped up an Asian inspired menu for dinner while everyone laughed and shared a hope for a better world.  GInger, sesame oil and garlic scents of culinary joy filled the air inticing anticipation of a great meal.  Thai noodles, bok choy and carrot fried rice, vegetable eggrolls and chicken dumplings with a home made matcha green tea infused sponge cake topped with a fresh matcha tea creama and fresh strawberries where enjoyed by all.

The next day began at 6 am with plenty of coffee, bagels, banana cheesecake blueberry muffins, fresh fruit and greek yogurt.  HIghly caffienated and fortified the Gay Outdoors crew drove 45 mintues to the trail head for East Peak Osceola.  It was now sunny, breezey, warm and bug free.   The perfect start to a fantastic day while hiking steeply up the trail -- cutting, lopping, sawing and cutting encroacing vegetation, fallen trees and over hanging pine limbs.  

It was an unrelenting heart pounding ascent!   The group kept its focus with encouragement, a watchful eye to member safety and trail improvement.  The ridgeline was finally breached!  We were rewarded with stupendous infinite views to other peaks, puffy billowy clouds and a million shades of green in the valley below.  Happily, a short time later lunch taken on the pile of rocks marking the East Peak Osceola Summit.

Living and playing in the mountains, we each discover our own ways of becoming immersed in the outdoors.  WIth a warm sun on your back and countless, uncharted miles ahead, what mountain perspective will you find when you let the outdoors in?

Thank you to the crew for your boundless energy, laughter, love, friendship, enthusiasm and desire to make a positive impact!!  hugs - Jon

 

 

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What Members Are Saying About This Trip/Event

  • Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome and memorable introduction to GO. I instantly felt like one of the family, even the hazing where "you might die" was more appropriate than "moderate". Hope to see you all on a hike sometime soon. - DavidElston
  • Jon & Mike — Great seeing you two again. Thanks for the hospitality and invigorating adventure in the great outdoors! - Back2nature
  • We all may help with the work, but you two make it possible. I feel the same love each time I enter the trails. Thanks for another amazing weekend. - Twigs
  • Thank you to the crew for the energy, laughter, love, enthusiasm and desire to make a positive impact!! Bravo - Jon - JDNnh
  • Jon- Thanks for an amazing dinner on Saturday and a fun day on Sunday! Can't wait to do it again next year! - Carl

Members That Participated

JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States
Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States
Carl

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Leominster, MA


United States
Twigs

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Townsend, MA


United States
mecyclingrunner

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


LEWISTON, ME


United States
dpbyrnes

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Ipswich, MA


United States
Back2nature

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Tuftonboro, NH & Springfield, MO, NH


United States
DavidElston

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate


Merrimack , NH


United States
DavidElston Jul 1, 2024 at 1:21 PM

Comment: Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome and memorable introduction to GO. I instantly felt like one of the family, even the hazing where "you might die" was more appropriate than "moderate". Hope to see you all on a hike sometime soon.

Back2nature Jul 1, 2024 at 5:53 AM

Comment: Jon & Mike — Great seeing you two again. Thanks for the hospitality and invigorating adventure in the great outdoors!

Twigs Jul 1, 2024 at 5:19 AM

Comment: We all may help with the work, but you two make it possible. I feel the same love each time I enter the trails. Thanks for another amazing weekend.

JDNnh Jul 1, 2024 at 12:34 AM

Comment: Thank you to the crew for the energy, laughter, love, enthusiasm and desire to make a positive impact!! Bravo - Jon

Carl Jun 30, 2024 at 4:48 PM

Comment: Jon- Thanks for an amazing dinner on Saturday and a fun day on Sunday! Can't wait to do it again next year!

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