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Ascent of Mount Flume on 2020-08-22

Climber: Map Man

Date:Saturday, August 22, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Flume
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4328 ft / 1319 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was our first time on the Osseo Trail. We arrived around 8:00, and the Lincoln Woods lot was already overflowing. We had to park 1/4 mile to the west of the entrance. We took the shortcut from the road to the Lincoln Woods Trail. It was extremely busy, but once we turned up the Osseo Trail, we saw nearly no one. The beginning section of the trail is very long approach up the Osseo Brook Valley with not much elevation gain over a long distance. Then the trail switchbacks up to the ridge and follows the crest all the way up. It has mostly moderate grades. The highlight of the trail is the "Downlook", which has an exceptional view over to Owl's Head and the Bonds. There is an equally good viewpoint to the southeast a few steps up the trail. The long chain of ladders is also interesting. The segment of trail past the ladders is nice as it passes through some pretty shrubbery and across a flat plateau. Grades are very gentle as the trail swings up around Hardwood Ridge, but the last pitch to the summit is very steep. We stopped to check out the crag at the junction with Flume Slide Trail, which has a slightly different view than the summit. The summit was quite busy when we arrived, in contrast to the trail. It was mostly cloudy as well, and by the time we left, the summit was drifting in and out of the fog. We still got plenty of good views. On the way down, we got caught in a heavy cloudburst, after which the sun came out again.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3168 ft / 965 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3168 ft / 965 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.2 mi / 18 km
    Quality:9 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Hot, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3168 ft / 965 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:Lincoln Woods Tr/Osseo Tr
    Start Trailhead:Lincoln Woods  1160 ft / 353 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:3168 ft / 965 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:Osseo Tr/Lincoln Woods Tr
    End Trailhead:Lincoln Woods  1160 ft / 353 m
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