Ascent of Owls Head on 2012-03-10

Climber: David Darby

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Saturday, March 10, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Owls Head
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4025 ft / 1226 m

Ascent Trip Report

Really. Someone couldn't go kick a few rocks off the top so this one wouldn't be included in the 4K list???? What a death march with very little views. Ok, the Owl's Head path ascent and descent were kind of exciting in a death like way. But really...

Solo trek with ~4 inches of new snow. The river crossings were crazy (snow bridges over some pretty fast moving water...).

08:21am - Start, Lincoln Woods Parking lot
08:45am - Osseo trail head
09:05am - Black Pond trail head
09:10am - Franconia Falls trail head/Bridge
09:18am - Left onto Franconia Brook Trail/Bondcliff trail intersection
09:39am - Left at fork, wrong direction, leads to marsh
10:05am - Lincoln Brook Trail/Fanconia Brook Trail intersection
10:33am - River crossing/Black Pond bushwhack trail enters from left
11:27am - Intersection of Owls Head path/Lincoln Brook trail
Took a ~20 minute break to change sneakers to winter hiking boots
11:45am - Begin Owls Head path
12:53pm - Owls head summit
01:27pm - Intersection of Owls Head path/Lincoln Brook trail
02:21pm - Intersection of Black Pond bushwhack trail/Lincoln Brook trail
Took shortcut back to Black Pond
02:53pm - Black Pond
03:12pm - Black Pond trail head
03:38pm - Osseo trail head
04:06pm - End, Lincoln Woods Parking lot

Summary Total Data
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Coolish, 2" new snow, Few clouds
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Darby
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