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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH
Trails
Trails: US 2, Starr King Road, Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The trailhead parking area is closed. Parking is available on Route 2, just west of Starr King Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in really good shape. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: DEL 
E-Mail
E-Mail: dlefevre@tarbellpa.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-05-14 
Link
Link: http:// 
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