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Peaks
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH
Trails
Trails: Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 2, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We were still able to park at the traditional summer trailhead with AWD 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: Actually saw a few flitting about! And one spindly spider crawling across the snow! 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Made the best of a messy forecast, and ventured north of the notches. Getting into Franconia Notch the roads were more clear, continuing the whole way up Routes 3 and 115 to Jefferson. We were also rewarded with much more favorable weather than what was waiting for us when we came back south. Two cars in the lot when we arrived, one parked very crooked as to make any additional cars work for it.

Trail was clearly packed out by previous bare boot traffic, which kept our microspikes in our packs. Accumulation grew on the way up, and as we got closer to the summit it’s safe the say it was north of 5” all the way across the ridge to Waumbek’s summit. Skipped the view as we were in the clouds starting at about 2500’ and made the return trip to dripping conifers and slush in the hardwoods. Passed a total of five people the whole trip - a group of 4 on our way up, and one person on our way down.  
Name
Name: bria, danielle, suzanne 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-02 
Link
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