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Ascent of Hengill on 2011-08-17

Climber: Dave Ward

Others in Party:Son and daughter.
Date:Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Peak:Hengill
    Location:Iceland
    Elevation:1148 ft / 349 m

Ascent Trip Report

I was hiking with my son and daughter and we decided only to hike another kilometre beyond where the cold stream and hot spring stream converge, to a lookout. The weather was great and we could have continued to the summit, but it was a joint decision not to. Where the two streams of different temperatures converge, we put our feet in. Some hikers came with their swimwear and lay in the stream; it was like taking a hot bath !
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:886 ft / 270 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Route:Hiking and horse trail from south
    Trailhead:Parking lot, 3.75 km north of Hveragerði  262 ft / 79 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear



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