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Addicted
09-10-2012, 01:36 PM
I'll spare you a long trip report on this one, and just say that if anyone is looking for a nice foliage hike this fall, Osseo Trail up to Flume would be a great one to take on. The Osseo trail is great, if you've overlooked it in the past. Nice easy grades through the harwoods, beech and birch, and some cool ladders towards the top with a little rock scrambling to top it off. Overall it was a great hike! We continued on to Liberty and down Liberty Springs, but if you wanted to just do an out and back to Flume without going up the slide, this would be a great way to do it. I would not at all have minded heading back out that way, but with Liberty added it was too long to back track. There were hardly as many rocks on Osseo as there are on Liberty Springs as well. And you only have to trudge down 1.4 miles of Lincoln Woods (which is very nice at the beginning of a hike during the day and not in the dark!) which I suspect would also be very pleasant on a foliage hike in early October. We had a great day and discovered a new great trail. I highly recommend it if you're looking for something different (as we were after a long miserable Hight, Carter Dome, Wildcat trip topped off with a Bonds Transverse). Very Nice.

KD Talbot
09-16-2012, 09:33 AM
Yep, Osseo is one of our faves as well. Just so happens our very own Fishercat from this forum is the Trail Adopter for that one. Pretty cool thing to do for anyone, but especially someone who lives in Pennsylvania! Here's to Fishercat, Klutzy Kat and Forester Jake who keep that trail so well!

KDT

FisherCat
09-16-2012, 01:01 PM
Yep, Osseo is one of our faves as well. Just so happens our very own Fishercat from this forum is the Trail Adopter for that one. Pretty cool thing to do for anyone, but especially someone who lives in Pennsylvania! Here's to Fishercat, Klutzy Kat and Forester Jake who keep that trail so well!

KDT

Thanks Kevin! As a matter of fact we are all preppin for our last trail work trip of the season to Osseo real soon. Can't wait to get the axe swingin again. I hear there are about 3-4 blowdowns to get out of the way.

Addicted
09-20-2012, 10:51 AM
I don't remember any blowdowns, but that could be that hiker selective memory thing working for me! If there are any, they weren't bad, but thank you for taking such good care of the trail. I remember a couple times saying "Thank you to whoever put this here", or "Looks like somebody did some work here". A great trail, I think it would be fabulous in the foliage season :)

FisherCat
09-20-2012, 04:09 PM
Yes indeed, the lower sections have some great color. About the time you start the switchbacks it goes to mostly boreal with little color, but then when you get to the "downlook" you get such a nice view with color from there. Can't wait to get out!