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Ascent of Owls Head Mountain on 2013-05-18

Climber: John McHugh

Others in Party:Suzanne Lapointe
Date:Saturday, May 18, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Owls Head Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2812 ft / 857 m

Ascent Trip Report

Since DEC was asking people to stay off the high peaks this weekend, decided to head further south and hike some fire tower peaks. Started with Blue Mt. which went well. This was the second fire tower of the day. I actually ended up enyoying this one more than Blue Mt., contrary to my expectations. Nice views across Long Lake. Only saw 4 others the whole way on this trail and had the summit to ourselves. Sat on the stairs of the tower to relax and it worked well to escape the bugs at the same time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1073 ft / 327 m
    Round-Trip Distance:6.1 mi / 9.8 km
    Route:Trail
    Trailhead:Endion road TH  1739 ft / 530 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Part of Trip: blue-owl

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Blue Mountain2013-05-181542 ft / 470 m
2Owls Head Mountain2013-05-181073 ft / 327 m
Total Trip Gain: 2615 ft / 797 m    Total Trip Loss: 2615 ft / 797 m



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