East Osceola Overnight [03/18-03/19]

March 14th, 2017 | Posted by buoutingclub in Trips

Overnight trip to climb one of New Hampshire’s snowy 4,000 footers in the midsts of the White Mountains range. We will be camping at hancock campground overnight, then aiming to hike up East Osceola starting at the Greeley Pond Trailhead the following morning. It will be a 3 mile climb up some strenuous steep paths to the peak at 4,156 ft (1,267 m) from sea level. Hiking experience is REQUIRED! This is not a beginners hike, and is for the more adventurous hikers. If time permits, and the group is up for it we can continue our ascent to the main peak of Osceola mountain at 4,315 ft (1,315 m) through an additional mile of trailing. The weather is forecasted to be around 24˚F (-4˚C) with an overnight low of 10˚F (-12˚C), and a 60% precipitation of snow throughout the weekend. In total we will meet up Saturday at noon to drive up to the campground where we will set up for the night, then Sunday morning we will start our 6-8 miles of arduous mountaineering at sunrise. Aiming to be back at Boston at 7-8 P.M. Food will be provided for dinner & breakfast at the campground, and a small lunch to carry up the mountain. It is advised to bring some extra snacks for the climb as the lunch will be limited.

Difficulty: Advanced

Time: Saturday noon to Sunday afternoon/dusk.

Cost: 20$ for Members, 30$ for non-members

What to bring:

Must bring:

1.PLENTY OF LAYERS!!! (no cotton) This is a winter hike so be prepared for wet & snowing conditions

2. Winter snow boots.

3. At least 3L of water

4.Wool socks and thermal bottom layer

5. Head/Neck coverings. Forecasted to possibly snow the whole weekend

6.Trail mix snacks to keep you going on the hike.

7.Gloves

Optional: Whichever of these you don’t bring will be provided by the outing club

8. Sleeping bag & pad

9.Tent.

10. Microspikes/crampons/snowshoes

11. Any foods for special dietary needs.

Pre-departure meeting Friday (03/17/2017) at noon. 

To check everyone has the proper gear.

Plan to depart Saturday (03/18/2017) from behind the CAS parking lot in front of the BU Admissions building.

Sign ups go live Wednesday 03/15/2017 at noon. Use the link here

Questions? Contact trip leader Fez at refdc@bu.edu or 727-773-6344

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