Ascent of Cherry Mountain-Owlshead on 2011-08-07

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Others in Party:Ken Hodges
Date:Sunday, August 7, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Cherry Mountain-Owlshead
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3248 ft / 989 m

Ascent Trip Report

Ken 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
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1998 ft / 608 m
    Start Trailhead:Owlshead Trail TH  1250 ft / 381 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1598 ft / 487 m
    End Trailhead:Cherry Mountain Trail TH  1650 ft / 502 m

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