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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, South Weeks, NH
Trails
Trails: Starr King Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Two cars when I arrived in the morning; two when I returned in the afternoon. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Starr King Trail is in fine shape. Kilkenny Ridge Trail between Waumbek and S. Weeks is in need of some serious maintenance. There are blow-downs of all sizes everywhere. The blow-downs appear to have been there for years; some of the detours have now been covered by new blow-downs, so we have detours of the detours. Trees and brush are growing into the trail in some areas. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Lots of black flies at the lower elevations.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A beautiful, warm Spring day in The Whites. Distant views were poor due to a high level of haze in the air. But the real show was obtained not by looking up, but by looking down. The middle one mile section of the Starr King trail was awash in wild flowers - spring beauties, trout lilies, and brown (or purple) trillium.  
Name
Name: Tom Harris 
E-Mail
E-Mail: tdharris911@comcast.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-05-20 
Link
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