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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: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: the drive up to the trail head is already slippery with ice and very lumpy. Proceed with caution 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: the creeks are freezing tight, no issues stepping over 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: 2-3 very low step overs, none that are problematic 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: none 
Bugs
Bugs: frozen 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: We were surprised to find so few folks on the trail Waumbek, perhaps everyone was looking for bigger views, or still in food coma. Regardless, the view from Starr King to the northern Presidential ridge is worth going up on a clear day.

The trail was hard packed snow & small stretches of ice, well packed out. We only needed trail spikes this go. After the next storms it will likely all change. Above 3000 feet the snow is getting deep in the woods. Snow shoe season is almost here.  
Name
Name: Pappa Carl 
E-Mail
E-Mail: Ringcycles@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-02 
Link
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