Ascent of Cherry Mountain-Owlshead on 2011-08-07
|Others in Party:||Ken Hodges|
|Date:||Sunday, August 7, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||3248 ft / 989 m|
Ascent Trip ReportKen and I hiked at Cherry Mountain - Owlshead and Mt Martha today.
We did traverse hike from Owlshead trail TH on RT115 to Cherry Mtn Trail TH on RT115 by car spotting. We started to hike at 10:45am and it was very humid at the beginning of the hike. Clouds came up to the most of skies around WHITES. It was more steeper the last 1 miles or so until we reached to Owlshead summit (3248 ft) than I originally anticipated. We spent 1 hr 40 mins or so for 2.5 miles ascent. During the last ascent hike, it started to rain. At the summit, we ate sandwich lunch and looked around the view, but, it was all whiteout. Then, we started to hike out from Cherry Mtn Trail. Within 10 mins or so, we saw trail junction (one trail goes to Rt 115 and another goes to cherry mtn Rd), we took right turn to get out on RT 115. Again, at the beginning descent, trail was relatively steep, however, trail is soiled and soft. We quickly have done descent easily. We met only 1 couple during our hike. Since we couldn't see "nice view", we must hike this mountain again!
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1998 ft / 608 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1598 ft / 487 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Drizzle, Hot, Breezy, White-out|
| Gain on way in:||1998 ft / 608 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Owlshead Trail TH 1250 ft / 381 m|
| Loss on way out:||1598 ft / 487 m|
| End Trailhead:||Cherry Mountain Trail TH 1650 ft / 502 m|
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