Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH
Trails: Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, October 4, 2014
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The road into the lot is as rutted and gouged as ever. Low clearance cars (like mine) can make I, but go REAL slow. The leaves have filled a couple of holes. Like this morning, this lot was also not overflowing, though it looked like it may have just barely done so before I got there. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None on this trail 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: In good shape, might have been one or two minor step overs but they must not have posed any trouble as I forget if there were any! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: No water on this trail, but otherwise an easy one. Saw 3 dogs today, all enjoying this day and well-behaved. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Part 2 of this two-fer. I wasn't sure if the weather would hold, but it did with one 5-minute light sprinkle a mile up. I ran glad the rain decided to wait until 3:30 or so as originally forecast. The trail is in great shape and I was able to make good time. I was pleasantly surprised to be well below the clouds on both summits, and so the views towards the cloud capped Presidentials were quite nice with the bright foliage on their lower slopes. Both viewpoints gave me their best views yet. A lot of leaves have fallen on this trail, but some remain, for now.

A couple groups were heading up as I neared the bottom, I'm thinking their jeans got wet in the rain an hour later!  
Name: madmattd 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2014-10-04 
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