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Ascent of Magalloway Mountain on 2016-08-08

Climber: Sheila M. Chase

Others in Party:Lynzie Chase
Date:Monday, August 8, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Magalloway Mountain
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3383 ft / 1031 m

Ascent Trip Report

Beautiful trails, mostly single file leading up to the fire tower. Can be done as a loop but we did an out and back.
My daughter needed some encouragement along the way with some breaks for resting. She has bad knees that dislocate and cause her pain. She is a trooper to keep hiking!
Saw lots of moose poop on the trail, but no wildlife except for one snake. The terrain is so different from southern NH hiking trails. It was absolutely beautiful. Look for the mossy "beards" hanging from trees. The trail was wooded, mostly single file, and offered a variety of landscaping. Much different from the areas I usually hike.
We chose the Bobcat trail, we heard it was a more dirt-like trail than rock scrambling. It was a little wet, due to rain the previous day, but wasn't very muddy or slippery.
There were about 6 cars at the trail head, including a utility company doing electrical work at the summit. Met a few of those hikers who were very friendly. Not crowded at all.
We climbed to the top of the fire tower (as far as allowed) and got to take in the view without any other company. Amazing clear views of Mountains from Canada, Vermont, NH, and Maine. My daughter was amazed.
At the summit we found the overlook area, the views from there are just as amazing as on top the fire tower. This was part of our NH Fire Lookout Tower quest.
An enjoyable hike for sure!
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:881 ft / 269 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 1.9 km
    Route:Bobcat Trail
    Trailhead:Mount Magalloway Trailhead  2502 ft / 762 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Sunny and 76
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:45 Minutes



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