|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH|
||Starr King Road, Starr King Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, February 28, 2021|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Second car in the parking lot at 7 AM. At the finish the lot was full. The dirt road up to the parking lot was very icy. People were stuck on side of the road.
There is an additional parking lot across the street from Starr kind Rd that is well-maintained not sure if people were aware that it was there. |
||Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||One small pine tree blowdown about 1.5 miles up. Easily passable. |
|Lost and Found:
||Starting the hike at 7 AM. We were the second car in the parking lot. Attempted to use snowshoes but found it very difficult since the first 1.5 miles of the trail was an ice luge from butt sledding. Opted to switch to microspikes and use those for the remainder of the trip.|
Once you hit the tree line and in between the two peaks snowshoes would have been preferred. We broke out the small section between the summit of waumbek and the view past the summit. It was a beautiful day despite not getting any views.
A big reminder to people that there is a parking lot directly across the street from Starr King Road It does not add very much mileage and is worth saving the headache of trying to fit in the trailhead parking lot. If you are at the trail later than 8 AM on a weekend ..... assume the lot is full.
||Lauren Tierney |
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.