Osceola 8/24/2016

This has been “The summer that never was” for me and the outdoors.  Between multiple sports injuries and added responsibilities I have not gotten out much.  After a lot of rest and a lot of Physical Therapy I am finally ready to start getting active again.  Chad had asked me about going for a hike a few weeks back, Chad had not hiked any of the NH 4000 footers yet, and my favorite mountain to take people up for there first of the NH 48 is Osceola.  This was my 6th time up Osceola but fortunately I had not gone in August yet so I was able to fill in 2 cells on my Grid with this hike because we ended up bagging East Osceola too.  Chad did great with his hike and I was happy that I didn’t re-injure my Achilles or my knee.  When we got to the top Chad took a panoramic shot.  I got in it twice by running around behind him as he panned

Views were great. A little hazy, but still beautiful

Things were going good at the top so we decided to add an excursion to the East Peak out and back.  The East Peak lacks the beauty of the Main Peak but it counts the same on the list.

The climb through the chimney is always fun.

After Summiting the East Peak for Chad’s 2nd New Hampshire 4000 footer we backtracked over the main summit and headed down.  Only 46 more to go for Chad’s List!