Ascent of Owls Head Mountain on 2014-09-02

Climber: Trevor Kent

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Owls Head Mountain
    Location:USA-New York
    Elevation:2812 ft / 857 m

Ascent Trip Report

2:11pm TH
2:28pm junction, 2.1 to summit sign, 18 minutes
2:31pm old faded sign and over grown trail
3:09pm site of Observer's Cabin
3:17pm summit with fire tower, 1:05 Time hike up. 3.1 miles
3:54pm felt rain, weather said 51% at 4pm. Wow!
3:56pm, left summit
4:31pm old faded sign and over grown trail
4:33pn junction, 1 miles to go
4:48pm TH

As part of my road trip from my home town in Red Hook, NY to Los Angeles, CA where I am moving I made the journey north to Plattsburgh to partake in a Track Alumni ceremony. I spent about half a week hiking in the Adirondacks between Red Hook and Plattsburgh to finish my Fire Tower Challenges for both New York and Hamilton County. This was the fifth and final peak on my Hamilton County list and my 22 on my New York state list. After hiking Blue Mountain this morning I looked to complete my Hamilton County Fire Tower Challenge. Great hike up! The summit has a very friendly chipmunk. I watched the storm come in from the tower thinking I could get out in time. The weather app on my phone said it would rain from 4-5, well it rained from 3:57 to 4:57 so pretty spot on. Thinking I had more time I chilled at the summit with the Chipmunk and got caught in the rain. Still, a fun hike down. I have to enjoy the rain while I can before I reach southern California!
Summary Total Data
    Round-Trip Distance:6.2 mi / 10 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Hot, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time:1 Hours 43 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:52 Minutes

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