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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek, South Weeks, Middle Weeks, Mt. Weeks, Terrace Mountain, Mt. Cabot, The Bulge, Rogers Ledge, NH
Trails
Trails: Starr King Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Terrace Mountain Summit Spur, Cabot Spring Spur
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in great shape. Some blowdowns and overgrown stuff in sections, particularly on the Weeks, which was expected. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: not too much water on this route so bring extra for your pup 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I am fairly certain I was the only Kilkenny Ridge Race participant who was just there for the car spot. Seemed like a fun and unique way to redline, and despite immense amounts of suffering, it was a good time. The section from Waumbek to Willard Notch is wild and real ferny. After suffering a rather bloody gash at mile 9 I got hit with the full leg cramps at mile 10, and trail running turned into lots of limping for the next 13 miles. The Cabot Spring spur is easy to find with the new sign, and boy oh boy did it suck. That thing goes straight down and felt a lot closer to .3 or .4 than the .1 listed on the spreadsheet. Many cramps were had hiking back up it. The spring is currently running decent. I enjoyed the swampy section between Unknown Pond Peak and Rogers Ledge. There is a fun beaver dam crossing with nice views that was a highlight in this section. Rogers Ledge is a fantastic spot. At the 1.7 mile mark I realized I could finish sub-nine hours so I dug deep and ran the flat ending as fast as I could muster and finished at 8:59, which was light years away from the fastest time, but certainly not the slowest, and felt pretty good considering the spurs, cramping, and fact this was my first hike of any kind in almost a month after a severe ankle sprain. Four more long, challenging hikes to complete my WMNF redline.  
Name
Name: Spence 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-09-18 
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