Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH
Trails: Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, April 13, 2024
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Two huge water bar dips leading up to the trailhead; go slow. 7 cars upon Arrival.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Stable), Mud - Significant, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All small babbling water crossings still bridged.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns directly on trail. All passable either under, over, or around. There’s some work to do. Water bars are doing their job but still significant pooling. Great job trail maintenance crew! 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: 6 today! 3 being black labs, all happy to be there, no issues. 
Bugs: One mosquito. Yes, I saw one! ???? 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Aside from some minor trial trash, nothing left behind. *as the snow disappears, pack it out :) 
Comments: Lovely day on Starr King Trail. Easily bumped into a couple of dozen hikers, being a great choice with the high waters on some other 4ks. 41 degrees at the start featuring a very wet, muddy trail up until around 2900’. At this point, entering the evergreens, evidence of some ice and what is to come appeared. Spikes went on at this point and continued on until I returned to this spot. The snow/rail was stable the majority of the hike. This was surprising with all the recent rain. I encountered some light rain, freezing rain, and a few fat snowflakes but the temps were decent. A few postholes between Starr King and Waumbek summit, but if you stay in the center, no issues at all. Only a few critters out today- a couple of squirrels and some Gray Jays. I did not see any snowshoes worn but carried and I would recommend the same as we go through this meltdown.
Name: JSacc1213 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2024-04-13 
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