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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, July 3, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: about a dozen cars at 8:45 start and even more at 1:30. Still plenty of space along road to lot, no one needed to go across the street to the overflow lot. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail in great shape and well marked 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Wonderful hike for Cooper. Had plenty of opportunity to get really muddy in all the mud puddles between the peaks; they might be avoidable for most, but Coop plows right through. Good to have the pond and stream at the finish of the hike for washing off. One other pup on the trail heading up as we descended. Easy for dogs. 
Bugs
Bugs: Cold temps and rain kept them at bay. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
 
Comments
Comments: Due to the predicted rain, and potential for slippery trails, we selected a relatively easy hike. Based on the predictions, we thought we had some time in the AM to get in a hike, but mother nature had other plans. The radar was changing as we drove to the trail head, and we got some early showers to get us started. They stopped soon enough, and we summited w/o rain. However, after returning to Starr King, the rain started again. Lots of mud puddles between the summits. I was surprised to see so many others out on the trail given the conditions, and many coming up as we descended. Great trail for the conditions since there are no rock slabs with potential to be slippery, and the trail is so gradual. Of course, the views were no-existent today. Great hike anyway.  
Name
Name: CookiesOnTop 
E-Mail
E-Mail: schwarzmc@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-07-03 
Link
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