Conditions: Snow varied from about 6 inches down low, to about 12 inches up high. E. Pond Trail was well packed for the .8 miles we were on it. The whack to the slide was thru about 8-12 inches of powder in mostly open woods. The slide down low was running water with snow and ice up to about 3000'. From 3k to 4K it was ice, ice baby... About 1000 vertical feet of mostly grade 1 with some grade 2.

Osceola Trail was unbroken as we took it down from just below the summit of Osceola (on the Tripoli Rd side), to the Kanc. It was tough going descending this with the little snow cover, lots of rocks, and lots of ice undeneath. The road walk back to the E. Pond parking lot was quite nice compared to it...

Special Equipment: Snowshoes for the trails, crampons and ice axes for the slide.

Comments: Fun cold day with Hamtero, Sir Edmund, and NH_Mtn_Hiker. We were only expecting on climbing a few ice bulges on the slide, but hit the jackpot...