Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH
Trails: Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, May 25, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: First car in the lot at 8:30 am 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few down trees across the trail that we had to duck under 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Two dogs, both on leashes  
Bugs: None! It was cold and windy enough to keep them away today 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: I enjoyed this one! I took a friend from Oregon who has never hiked in the Whites before, and this was definitely a great place to start. Not too steep or challenging and easy mileage for two peaks. The presidentials were mostly socked in, so the views from both peaks were not great. At one point the clouds cleared and we had some views from the blowndown past the Waumbek summit. I'd definitely recommend this hike for beginners or anyone looking to get their hiking legs back.

Conditions were great, some muddy patches from the rain on Wednesday but nothing unmanageable. No ice or monorail left, so no traction needed. The lot was easy to find and it was nice to have a gas station/general store right by the trailhead. The lot is pretty small, so definitely one you'll want to arrive early to hike, especially if you're picking a busy weekend.  
Name: Audrey 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-05-26 
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