Sunday, October 04, 2009

view from mt osceola trail

view from the trail
Originally uploaded by wereldmuis.

This is a view from the Mt Osceola trail, before it gets very steep.

From the intersection of Mt Osceola trail with Greeley Ponds trail, it's a distance of 1.5 miles to the peak of East Osceola, with an elevation gain of 1856 ft. The AMC guide is terse about this section of the Mt Osceola trail, just describing it as "steep". Chris Oberg and Robert Havasy have a more picturesque description of the hike up this section.

So I knew things would get steep. But the start of the trail is a very gentle, uphill slope, so the steep part kind of smacks you in the face when you get there.

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