Ascent of Mount Head on 2012-08-06

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Daniel Musser
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Monday, August 6, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Head
    Location:Canada-New Brunswick
    Elevation:2600 ft / 792 m

Ascent Trip Report

This was a fun little side trip. There was little said about this small sub-peak but from the junction TH between Sagamook and Carleton there is a very short and gradual trail up the peak. The views from Mount Head are similar to the views from the observation point off the side of Sagamook but far easier to reach. You have a good view of the lakes below (Little Nictau and Bathhurst).

Danny and I ran the half mile up to the peak enjoying a nice easy trail jog, took our summit photos and then ran back down to Karen waiting below. We did the mile rt in about 18 minutes including summit time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:330 ft / 100 m
    Total Elevation Loss:380 ft / 115 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:330 ft / 100 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 300 ft / 91 m; Extra: 30 ft / 9m
    Loss on way in:30 ft / 9 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.8 km
    Route:Head Tr. Spur
    Start Trailhead:Saddle TH Junction between Sagamook and Head  2300 ft / 701 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:350 ft / 106 m
    Distance:1.1 mi / 1.7 km
    End Trailhead:Saddle between Head and Carleton  2250 ft / 685 m
Ascent Part of Trip: NBHP-Carleton

Complete Trip Sequence:
1Mount Sagamook2012-08-06 a1815 ft / 553 m
2Mount Head2012-08-06 b330 ft / 101 m
3Mount Carleton2012-08-06 c490 ft / 149 m
Total Trip Gain: 2635 ft / 803 m    Total Trip Loss: 2635 ft / 803 m

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