Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH
Trails: Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, June 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Starr King Road in Jefferson, enough cars for maybe 15-20. There were maybe 10-12 upon arrival around 9:15 and only five others when leaving around 3:15.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy rock hops, it's very dry right now. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns before Starr King and one or two between SK and Waumbek. One in between is a duck under. These are negligible though, the trail is otherwise in really great shape.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: A few happy dogs. 
Bugs: In a few spot the bugs were horrible. I sprayed with deet at my car before starting. But, at times they were some of the worst I've experienced...especially at Starr King. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: This hike gave me number 12 for 52 With a View, and number 11 for NH48. It was a beautiful weekday to hike. Plenty of solitude and space to be had. The trail grade is very gradual throughout and rocky in parts, but nothing bad at all. The two summits offer up some amazing views and a great perspective of the Northern Presidentials. There is a trickling spring about half way on the way out to Waumbek, or about .5 miles before Starr King summit. This helped me filter water on my hike today and save some weight in the pack. Very beautiful mountains, forest, and trail all around.  
Name: Matthew Kuncik 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-12 
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