Dogs on the Osceola's

Date of Hike: 8/2/13

Greeley Ponds / Mount Osceola Trail: 7.6 miles (3,300 feet elevation gain)

Trip Report:
- Friday was dog day on Mount Osceola.  Bob, Tim, Alton, and myself were joined by Moose, Tuck, Dusty, and Cole on our hike from the Kanc along the Greeley Ponds Trail and the Mount Osceola Trail.
- It had been years since I hiked Osceola from the Kanc without snow on it so it was cool to see what the trail looked like without the snow.  It was just as steep and rugged as I remembered it but none of us, including the dogs had any issues heading up to the east peak of Osceola.
- Cole was the most energetic of all the dogs, running back and forth and licking all the other dogs faces.  Moose and Tuck just put their noses down and hiked at a steady pace, and Dusty hikes on a leash and quietly makes his way up the mountain.
- The highlight of the hike was the Chimney located in the col between east peak and main peak.  On the ascent Bob handed the dogs above to Tim and they all made it up the Chimney with no major issues.  On the descent, they all took the bypass while Alton, Cole, and I went down it.  Alton picked Cole up and brought him down from the top and handed him off to me at the middle and I took Cole the rest of the way down the chimney to safety, it was a team effort and Cole enjoyed the free ride!

 Greeley Ponds Trailhead off the Kanc
 Tuck and Moose playing in the water!
 Hancock and Carrigain off in the distance
 Moose on the loose!
 Mount Osceola from East Osceola
 Tuck and Cole tackle the chimney
 Bob and Tim help the dogs up the Chimney while Moose watches from above
 North Slide of North Tripyramid
 Cole gets a treat on Mount Osceola
 Tripyramids off in the distance
Mount Osceola East Peak from main peak 
 Sandwich Ridge and Waterville Valley
 Waterville Valley
 Alton on the summit of Mount Osceola
 Cole chewing on a branch
 Cole (AKA Fancy Pants) and his orange bow-tie
Alton leads Cole down the top of the chimney 
 Handing Cole off to me
Coming down the chimney 
 The Chimney
 Rain clouds taking over the White Mountains
 Greeley Ponds
 White Mountains, looking north toward Franconia Notch
The Dogs taking one last dip!

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