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Ascent of Owls Head on 2011-08-14

Climber: Gary McMeekin

Date:Sunday, August 14, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Owls Head
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4025 ft / 1226 m

Ascent Trip Report

The slide up Owl's Head is up there with South Slide and Flume, but relents about 2/3 up. Trail at the top is blow down after blow down, but not that bad. Summit is a cairn with no views. Best views are going up the slide.

I lost about 45 minutes as I thought I had missed the intersection with Owl's Path. I back tracked 1/2 mile, before realizing my error. Don't only trust GPS is the lesson of the day. It had the summit much farther south that it was (old summit?). When I compared my map to the GPS map I saw the problem.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 868 m
    Elevation Loss:2850 ft / 868 m
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
One big rain shower. Partly cloudy most of the time.
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:2850 ft / 868 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:Wilderness, Franconia Brook and Lincoln Brook
    Trailhead:Lincoln Brook Parking  1175 ft / 358 m
    Time Up:4 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2850 ft / 868 m
    Route:Wilderness, Franconia Brook and Lincoln Brook
    Trailhead:Lincoln Brook Parking  1175 ft / 358 m
    Time Down:3 Hours 20 Minutes



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