Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, NH
Trails: Starr King Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Empty @11:30. 1 other vehicle @3:30, a hunter 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: N/A 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: N/A 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: N/A 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: N/A 
Comments: Another one of those fall down low, messy transition to winter trail days. The weather was full on winter as that NW wind was mean and those single digit summit windchills mighta had something to do with not seeing a single person for the second straight day on a 4k peak. Barebooted to about 2500' on the way up where I put on the spikes, the ice froze a bit over the course of the day so kept them on until about 2000' on the descent. Lots of blue ice, some of it breakable with running water underneath down low from 2000-2500' where it transitions over to snow and goes from a trace-1" here to 2-3" for most of the way up Starr King and increases to about 4-6" on the summit of Waumbek.  
Name: Heat Lightning 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-23 
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