Owl’s Head isn’t at the pinnacle of the 48 four thousand footer list, but it’s at the pinnacle of the sublime. But why?
Hiking Owl’s Head “by the book” is not very easy. Throw two bushwhacks into the mix, and you get something that’s quite a bit easier. Wait… what?!
Owl’s Head is longer, steeper, and more strenuous than you’d imagine, but the long walk in is serene, with many gurgling brooks as your soundtrack.
Owl’s Head is far enough into the Pemigewasset Wilderness that you need to take weather changes into account. But even though you may not summit, you might just find a few pleasant surprises along the way.
Owl’s Head Mountain, Lincoln, NH. 2019-02-28. (Thursday) Via Lincoln Woods Trail, Black Pond Bushwhack, Lincoln Brook Trail, Brutus Bushwhack. Approx 16 miles. 10 dF +/- at the trailhead, 20 dF at summit, 12 dF +/- back at the car, with modest winds. Unbridled sunshine throughout the day. Trailhead: 0915; Summit; 1425; back at car: 1800. (8.75 hours.) February Surprise! Last night, I was looking, somewhat off-handedly, at New England Trail […]
Long. Slow. Oddly, interesting! Owl’s Head Mountain, Lincoln, NH. 2018-17-05. (Thursday) Via Lincoln Brook Trail, Franconia Brook Trail, Owl’s Head Path, bushwhacks. Approx 18 miles. 50 dF +/- at the trailhead, 60 dF at summit, 70 dF +/- back at the car, with negligible winds. Overcast becoming mostly sunny by afternoon. Trailhead: 0740; Summit; 1420; back at car: 1900. (11.3 hours.) In retrospect, I’m confused as to why this one […]