#26 East Osceola (4,156 ft.)

The chimney leading between Osceola and East Osceola is the higlight of the out-and-back route from the southeast. It’s not that scary—really a set of steps more than a serious scramble—but fun nonetheless. The summit is mostly wooded with some clearings scattered about down herd paths. A cairn and U.S. flag mark the spot.

While I was on top a family of four that had arrived just before me was debating a “faster” way down. They considered the trail down to the Kanc, but I told them it was among the gnarliest in the Whites (according to the book), so they frog-marched the sullen kids back whence they schlepped.

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