Pupsceolas . . . East Osceola & Osceola

Date of Hike: 1/7/21

Greeley Ponds Trail: 1.3 miles  /  Mount Osceola Trail: 5.0 miles  /  Greeley Ponds Trail: 1.3 miles
Total Miles: 7.6  /  3,333' elevation gained

Trip Report:
- Sarge is slowly chipping away at his Winter 48.  While there are a few peaks he's hiked more than once, there are others he hasn't sniffed the snow on yet, like the Osceola's.
- The mild start to winter continuous as the second week of January begins.  Sarge and I took advantage of the warm temps and easy conditions with a quick hike up both peaks from the Kanc.  The trails were in good shape, both water crossings were bridged and most of the rocks are snow covered but one more good dump is desperately needed to bury what remains.
-  Sarge and I only saw four other hikers out and about today, one sporting crampons so he could scramble up the chimney, the rest of us whore light traction, and used the chimney bypass.  
- Mount Osceola Trail has sneaky good views along the ridge, and while both summits are wooded with no views, Osceola has a big ledge with expansive views just a hundred feet away.
- Once we hit Osceola main peak we jogged back across the ridge, tap danced down the steeps, and picked up the pace along the flats to make it back to the Jeep in time for lunch. :) 

Sarge charges up the slide 

Sarge hikes along the ridge and uses the chimney bypass

The always exciting summit of East Osceola

Sarge taking in the views!

Happy dog!


Sarge heads to the summit of Osceola's main peak

Sarge's "I'm Thrilled" face


East Osceola

Hancocks, Carrigain, and the Presidential Range

Lincoln, Lafayette, Owl's Head

Hancocks and Carrigain

Bonds and Twins

Sarge with Osceola main peak in the background


  1. .... And speaking of the occasional odd typo: " the rest of us whore light traction, and used the chimney bypass."

    Sounds like more of a fun hike than you let on .. and getting pretty creative there using the chimney bypass hehe

    1. Oh my! That's an absurd typo right there. I'll leave that one up, it's funny!