Saturday, Mar 31, 2018 9:00a -
Wellington Station Busway
Medford, MA 02155
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Bag the two Osceolas on this short out and back hike. Since Tripoli rd. is closed in the winter, we will approach East Osceola from the north via the Greeley Pond trail. The trailhead is located on the Greeley Pond parking area off of the Kancamangus highway just before the hairpin turn, if you are approaching from the west. We will hike the Greeley pond trail for 1.3 miles until reaching a junction with the Mt. Osceola trail. We'll take this for 1.5 miles to east Osceola, then another mile to Mt. Osceola. We will retrace our steps back to the parking lot. The total length of this hike is 7.6 miles and should take 5-6 hours to complete. Mt. Osceola has an elevation of 4315' and East Osceola has an elevation of 4156'. Although this is a relatively easy to moderate hike, there is a steep section that will likely still be icy. Keep this in mind. Even though it is March 31st, we will still need traction.
• What to bring
Wear full winter clothing (non-cotton layers, rain/wind shell, insulated boots, warm hat & gloves, etc.) Also have microspikes or hillsounds, mountaineering snowshoes, plenty of food, and a way to prevent your water from freezing. Also have a headlamp with extra batteries. Check this list if you are unsure what to bring. https://sectionhiker.com/winter-day-hiking-gear-list/
• Important to know
By joining this event you acknowledge that your participation is completely voluntary and you agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks and you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for being appropriately prepared in all aspects of knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; the organizer(s) and participants of this activity are volunteers; and you are solely responsible for your own actions.
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