Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH
Trails: Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, May 6, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot full @noon 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: New sign for Kilkenny ridge trail on the summit 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few out enjoying this delightful spring day 
Bugs: Some, mostly still slow and sluggish 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: A pair of gloves about 3500' on trail above the spring spur 
Comments: Wow, melt is in effect here. After seeing monorail starting pretty low on Kinsmans Thursday and the report yesterday from some fellow gridders, I expected to put the spikes on below the spring spur @3400'. Instead I got my first no spikes nation summit of the year as I barebooted up over the summit of Starr King, wow that was a nice surprise. Spikes on for the out and back to Waumbek summit, the ridge is a mixed bag of dry and wet trail, mud, slush, and both stable and remnant monorail. I put my spikes back on to navigate some monorail patches from the summit of Starr King down the chimney and around the corner down to 3800'. Easily avoidable patchy monorail down to 3500' and a few random patches down to 3200'. No crossings and minimal monorail, a spring home run peak choice for tomorrow  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-06 
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