|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH|
||US 2, Starr King Road, Starr King Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, May 14, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||The trailhead parking area is closed. Parking is available on Route 2, just west of Starr King Road. |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail is in really good shape. |
|Lost and Found:
||Bare-booted to elevation 2900 feet, then snowshoes to Waumbek from there and back. Some exposed rock on summit of Starr King. Trail is surprisingly dry with only a few muddy sections before you get to the snow. Transition to monorail and snow is very quick. Looked like maybe 1 or 2 people had been on the trail since the last snow fall, at least 1 person using snowshoes, so the trail wasn't fully packed. Still plenty of snow (read deep snow) at elevation. |
Why the trailhead parking is closed at this particular trailhead is a real headscratcher. Just sayin.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.