Ascent of Owls Head on 2009-08-25

Climber: Terry Wheeler

Others in Party:J. Mlynarek
Date:Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Owls Head
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4025 ft / 1226 m

Ascent Trip Report

We hiked in the Gale River and Twin Brook trails to 13 Falls tentsite and dropped some gear there. We decided to tackle Owl's Head from the north as a bushwhack up the north side of the ridge from the Lincoln Brook Trail. Not the easiest bushwhack we've ever done, but not the worst either. We did slightly different routes up and back but both had a nice mix of open forest, moose paths, horrible hobblebush, rotten rotten blowdowns, dense patches of little spruce trees and goopy mudpits. The top 100 feet or so of the summit ridge is particularly nasty. An entertaining way to get to a summit.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1829 ft / 557 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Tent Camp
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1829 ft / 557 m
    Route:Lincoln Brook Tr / bushwhack
    Start Trailhead:13 Falls Tentsite  2196 ft / 669 m
Descent Statistics
    Route:Lincoln Brook Tr / bushwhack
    End Trailhead:13 Falls Tentsite  

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