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JRaphaelsonSuccess  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 28, 2014

JRaphaelson

Started my hike at 130 pm and finished in the dark after 12 by flashlight. Quite the adventure.
Posted Jun 29, 2014 3:18 am

TLPyear of the dead moose  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 16, 2009

TLP

Yup I passed by the dead moose on Owl's Head slide. It wasn't that bad of a smell (I have a terrible sense of smell, which was good here, but you definately took notice) On the way down what freaked me out was all the maggots on the ground all over the slide. I made good time getting to the top of the slide, but it took me some time to find the true summit. There were some tree blowdowns that threw me off course. I found it though. Some guys pointed out there was a cairn, so that helped me. They said I was the 5th person to summit that day, and I counted 6 others at least that were going for the summit, so it was a busy day for Owl's Head. First clear day in awhile. It's funny when you're walking back on the Lincoln Woods trail, feeling like you were in a battle from all the hiking, all muddy, and tired, and there's all these families, old people, and people strolling along in regular clothes. I got wet somewhat on one of those water crossings. I didn't care. I see the ranger in the parking lot and I announce I just did Owl's Head, and he was looking at me all in shock, like people don't climb Owl's Head. What his problem was I don't know.
Posted Sep 3, 2009 10:14 am

TahawusOwl's Head  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2007

Tahawus

Climbed via the Lincoln Brook Trail from Galehead. Not that bad actually. Some nice views of the Franconias while going up the slide. The only true bummer of the day was triping on some loose scree and scratching my camera lense. Made it to the "new" summit, .2 miles beyond the false summit. Didn't really notice any elevation change. Just happy to sit down, have lunch and prepare for the long trek back to Galehead.
Posted Aug 12, 2008 5:39 pm

EnapaiDay Hike from Lincoln Woods  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 26, 2008

Enapai

Did the Black Pond bushwack out to cut down on time (remember 345 degrees). Up the slide. There are two cairns marking the turn off currently. Found the true summit and followed the trails all the way back out to Lincoln Woods. Water was running high due to 10 inches of rain the previous week. Managed to stay dry most of the time anyways. Long day!
Posted Jul 26, 2008 10:32 pm

dirthLong Dayhike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 17, 2008

dirth

Biked from the trailhead up to the wilderness entrance. Hiked from there. Stream crossings were a welcome change from the trail. Slipped and fell in on one on the way back (glad it didn't happen on the way up). The 6 miles roundtrip on the bike really saved the trip. Making it a manageable 12 mile hike not a 19 mile marathon. Did the trip with my dog, I was amazed he had the energy to run ahead while I was biking back to the trailhead, I wouldn't have if I had walked the whole way and not cheated on my bike.
Posted Jul 18, 2008 4:20 am

Sam PageFinal NH 4000 footer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1987

Sam Page

I do not remember the exact date, but I do remember enough to know that I will not be repeating this hike.
Posted Apr 20, 2008 12:07 am

eric-grizMaybe I wasn't successful  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 11, 2001

eric-griz

Well I made it to a cairn on what appeared to me to be the top. However, according to the SP page for Owl's Head I may actually have been .2 mile from the actual summit. Does my membership in NE 4k Footers Club still stand?
Posted Dec 1, 2007 10:48 am

rasgoatGood enough  Sucess!

rasgoat

Not a bad mountain for a viewless summit. The slide climb was fun although not as challenging as I suspected and the summit was a super green experience!
Posted Aug 25, 2007 7:22 pm

woodstriderBackpack to Peakbag  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 28, 2002

woodstrider

Wow, saw LOTS of hikers on this route- large noisey groups of them, but I managed to avoid them all and hike solo to the summit and down in a light drizzle. Camped down by the brook and it was lovely.
Posted Oct 15, 2006 5:41 pm

Matt WorsterWest Slidw  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 17, 2006

Matt Worster

No where near as bad as I expected. Found the turn-off for the west slide at two foot-high cairns, and then the trail is almost as good as a maintained trail after the first 20 ft. I kept it the definition of 1st class (look, no hands!) but it is really a class 2, especially on the descent. A trail of bent grass leads off the old summit, disappearing and reappearing in the thick forest. It's still a bushwhack. I continued until the topography was definitely headed down and then I came back, although on a different path (I found out when I got a fully developed spider web wrapped around my face). On the way back I felt like I had found a local high point when I spied the rock cairn, 18 in. tall off the trail about 12 ft. I also found a small wood sign made from clear pine that faced north, about 10 ft off the ground.

I came back to the old summit for lunch because I knew there were hikers behind me. A list-finisher from Montreal came up first, went to find it, but was unsuccessful. I don't know about the other two pairs that tried it.

Water crossings were low enough for me to make it across dry.
Posted Aug 21, 2006 7:53 pm

royswkrBushwhack E side from near Hellgate Brook  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 28, 1993
Find Lafayette view from near 4025
Posted May 2, 2006 10:22 pm

nartrebRoute Climbed: western slide Date Climbed: 10 july 2005  Sucess!

nartreb

Fine day for a jog over the flat approach trails. Once on the summit, I spent much effort bushwhacking and tree-climbing in search of an easterly view, with little result.

Summit wildlife: a hare kept circling around us.



Edit: I was actually at the cairn that then existed, not at the true summit. One of our party confirmed this by bushwhacking north to a higher spot. I made an effort to follow his tracks but don't think I found the true summit.
Posted Jul 11, 2005 1:35 pm

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