Saturday, Jul 04, 2020 10:00a -
Sunday, Jul 05, 2020 5:00p
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Date Idea, Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Please read the description of this hike. Comment below if you're interested in signing up for this hike and answer the following questions. If you already received confirmation from me on Meetup, see you've done a 4,000 footer or been on a hike with me, you don't have to answer these questions . If you don't answer the questions and sign up, I'll be contacting you to ensure you can do this hike safely.
1. Do you have any recent 4,000 footer experience or planning to any before this hike? List them below
2. Do you have the required gear for this adventure (listed in the event description)?
Owl's Head is one of the 4,000 footers in the White Mountains at 4,025 ft. Located in the Pemigewasset Wilderness, it is considered the most remote peak in the White Mountains. The only route to the summit is a total of a 17 mile hike. As a result, this is one of the least trekked peaks in the White Mountains. With the 4th of July crowds, this would be the perfect time to do this hike. The plan is to hike towards the summit, bag Owl's Head, camp out for the night and finish the hike the next day. While this summit is not known for its views, there are some scenic vistas and a waterfall throughout the hike which makes the overall hike more enjoyable. We’ll start on the Lincoln Woods Trail for a while before reaching a junction for the Franconia Falls Trail. We’ll take this brief excursion to see the falls which is also a great place to fill water and cool off. We’ll head back to the Lincoln Woods and head onto the Franconia Brook Trail. When the trails diverge, we’ll take the Lincoln Brook Trail for awhile before taking the Owl’s Head path towards the summit. After ascending, we’ll head back down and camp out for the night. The next morning, we’ll head back the same route to the trailhead. The total distance of this hike will be 18 miles.
Note: There will be no credit/refunds for this adventure. This adventure requires commitment and flexibility from all members. You should only sign up for this adventure if you know you can make it.
(We're taking the out-and-back route for this hike)
Total distance of hike: 18 miles
Elevation gain: 2,992 ft.
Click here see the required camping/backpacking gear for this adventure. This spreadsheet can be downloaded. Some of the gear can be consolidated, which will be communicated as a group as the trip gets closer.
What to bring for hiking:
Waterproof hiking boots
2-3 liters of water (water can be refilled at huts along the traverse)
Snacks and lunch. You will be burning a lot of energy!
If you have questions, feel free to comment below or use the Ridj-it chat and I will respond as soon as possible! Thank you for being a team player and looking forward to a great adventure!