Ascent of Owls Head on 2009-09-20

Climber: Arne Schussler

Date:Sunday, September 20, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Owls Head
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4025 ft / 1226 m

Ascent Trip Report

left south portland, me @0338 and on the trail 0600, all the cars in lot overnite were covered with frost, est. 25 deg,clear and dry. started with headlamp and fleece soon ditched both, made Black Pond 0715, followed herd paths for a while then followed mag. north (assuming i set it right it would be 344)came out 50 ft. from stream crossing @0800 and was passed by woman as I took a break, said she had come up the trail. made the slide turn off @0902, marked with cairn and log - quite obvious. fairly tough climb(dry)up slide mostly staying right, got to north peak @1010 headed down to trail @1025 and made the trail @1115 at which time I saw the woman again who was headed back down. we briefly discussed which routes we had take and she said the left side of the slide.- we never saw each other. Did not bushwack on way back. out @1345
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2868 ft / 874 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2868 ft / 874 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2868 ft / 874 m
    Distance:16.5 mi / 26.5 km
    Start Trailhead:1157 ft / 352 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2868 ft / 874 m
    End Trailhead:1157 ft / 352 m

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