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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH
Trails
Trails: Starr King Road, Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 28, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
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. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One small pine tree blowdown about 1.5 miles up. Easily passable.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs: None 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Lauren Tierney 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Ltierney32@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-02-28 
Link
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