Date Climbed: 09/05/2010
Distance: 10.5 miles
Low Elevation: 1190 feet
High Elevation: 3800 feet
Elevation Gain: 3180 feet
Elevation Loss: 3210 feet
Start Location: Old Osseo Trail (partway up)
Finish Location: Old Osseo Trail (partway up)
Route: Abandoned Osseo Trail to 2800', whack to S. Whaleback and back, abandoned Osseo Trail to Osseo Trail, east on Osseo, Lincoln Woods Trail
Weather: Mostly cloudy with peeks of sun, cool and breezy. Short spit of rain.
Companions: New Hampshire, Silentcal
Brian and Jim tried to do this a couple of years ago, but something else came up. After about 10-15 suggestions as to what to do this weekend, we had a winner. I had never hiked this trail when it in use. The trail is fairly easy to follow to begin with, and is seeing some maintenance, which I highly doubt is legal. On the way we took a short side trip to a 3k peak, S. Whaleback, leaving the trail around 2800'. We had good woods, no blood was shed (yet), and despite some drifting off the ridge, and then getting turned around, we made the summit in good time and even better spirits.