Ascent of Magalloway Mountain on 2014-08-23

Climber: Paul Blanchette

Others in Party:Steve Blanchette -- Trip Report or GPS Track
Date:Saturday, August 23, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Magalloway Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3383 ft / 1031 m

Ascent Trip Report

Long drive from southern NH to grab the two fire towers off of route 3. We arrived early at Prospect and the gate does not open until 10am so we walked up the road to the tower. Along the way at the second lookout parking spot was a magnificent view with the fog in the valleys and the mountain peaks sticking out. This tower is made of stone and was not open but we came back by it on the way home and drove up the access road so we could climb the tower.
the second tower was Magalloway and it is at the end of 8 miles of dirt road but the road was in pretty good shape so my small car made it ok. Seemed everyone that was there was going up the Coot trail so we decided to climb the Bobcat trail (this is a foot trail through the woods) and came down the Coot trail (this is a four wheeler trail). The views were fantastic here also and there is short trail that leads to some lookout spots that are basically on the edge of a cliff. (great stuff)
During this trip my son also picked up 4 Geocaches near the towers.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:883 ft / 269 m
    Total Elevation Loss:883 ft / 268 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:883 ft / 269 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 823 ft / 251 m; Extra: 60 ft / 18m
    Loss on way in:60 ft / 18 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Bobcat trail
    Start Trailhead:End of Dirt Tower road  2560 ft / 780 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:823 ft / 250 m
    Distance:1 mi / 1.6 km
    Route:Coot trail
    End Trailhead:End of dirt Tower Road  2560 ft / 780 m
Ascent Part of Trip: 2 tower

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Prospect Mountain2014-08-23 a777 ft / 237 m
2Magalloway Mountain2014-08-23 b883 ft / 269 m
Total Trip Gain: 1660 ft / 506 m    Total Trip Loss: 1660 ft / 506 m

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