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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH
Trails
Trails: Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: If your car is good on snow and icy hills, Starr King Road is fine to get to the lot at the trailhead. I was the first car in the lot at 5:45am. By 9am the lot was full, and the lot on Rt. 2 was very full, if not completely full. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail overall is in good condition. Two trees down across the trail due to heavy snow, one can step over and the other can walk around. One blow down. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one doggo starting his hike as I was finishing. Very well behaved and very happy. 
Bugs
Bugs: None. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing lost, nothing found. There were two dog leashes hanging on the sign at the trail head parking lot. 
 
Comments
Comments: I wore snow shoes start to finish. The beginning of the trail was very packed, so not necessary until around 0.8 miles/2200 ft, where drifting started and continued all the way to Starr King and Waumbek, but I chose to start in them as I new I would be putting them on quite soon. Some areas had heavier drifting than others, and some for longer stretches. Most of the Killkenny Trail between Starr King and Waumbek was more packed than I had expected, however there were many areas that had drifting that completely covered the trail. I was the first one up this morning, and there were no tracks and I could not see the trail just before Waumbek summit and on to the viewpoint just beyond. I did not see anybody until my descent, after Starr King. From there to the trail head I counted 30 hikers, all in spikes. I was the only person in shoes today. The drift areas that I had packed on the way up were so soft, and were getting totally chopped up. I was packing on my descent but more kept coming up in spikes. At the trailhead I counted 10 more heading up. The trail will really need some packing down with shoes.  
Name
Name: Marylyn Styles 
E-Mail
E-Mail: marylynstyles@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-06 
Link
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