Owl's Head (Franconia, New Hampshire)

Owl's Head (Franconia, New Hampshire) – Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering

  • Elevation: 1227 m
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Owl's Head (Franconia, New Hampshire) Climbing Notes

Don Waterman from UNITED STATES writes:

It took two attempts for this 64 year old and only once for his 35 year old daughter. If you complete as an overnight, you probably could leave your pack at the second water crossing and then breeze right a long. We carried the full packs to the slide, and that was my downfall. Halfway up the slide, I literally ran out of gas. We talked about camping at the bottom of the slide and trying again the next day, but I was concerned that a lack of good night's sleep may have defeated us twice in 24 hours. I had her march forward with another couple that caught up to us, and I headed back to the bottom of the slide to wait for her return. The second attempt a week later,with someone closer in age to me, and completed as a day hike, was successful. No tent and no sleeping bag made for an easier hike. I found it useful to bring a pair of sandals for the water crossings and some electrolytes. It doesn't hurt to have a hand towel to dry the feet before putting the socks back on. I read the complaints about lack of scenery but Galehead isn't much better. Say what you want, it's not a walk in the park. My daughter plans to go back - not me, time for the other Owl's head next time.


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1. Mount Lafaytte (1603 m) 2.5 km
2. Mount Lincoln (New Hampshire) (1551 m) 3.2 km
3. Little Haystack Mountain (New Hampshire) (1463 m) 3.3 km
4. Mount Lafayette (1603 m) 3.7 km
5. Mount Liberty (New Hampshire) (1359 m) 4.3 km
6. Mount Flume (1319 m) 4.3 km
7. Mt Garfield (1372 m) 4.8 km
8. Galehead Mountain (1226 m) 5.2 km
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