Let's jump into the hiking season and complete two 4,000 footers! Mount Osceola (4315') and East Osceola (4156') are located in the Sandwich Range of the White Mountains. When we reach the summit of Osceola we will have beautiful 220 degree views of the White Mountains. We'll take a break for lunch here and enjoy the views. Then we will continue on to East Osceola - a VERY strenuous 2 mile out-and-back (1 mile each way). We will hike a total of 8.4 miles at a moderate pace (1-1.5 mph). There are some steep rock scrambles , so be sure you are comfortable with the distance, pace and terrain. We will be sure to have occasional stops for delayering, water breaks and snacks, but overall we will hike directly to the summit then break for lunch. This hike will take approximately 7 hours including lunch.
We will stay together as a group, so be prepared to keep going onto East Osceola after reaching the first peak, and be aware that we will only hike as fast as the slowest hiker.
Hike will be cancelled if it is raining.
Marcella enjoys spending time in the mountains all year 'round. She has hiked all of NH's 4,000 footers, and spends winters skiing many of the NH and VT resorts - both downhill and cross-country,