|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||North Weeks, Middle Weeks, South Weeks, Mt. Waumbek, Mt. Starr King, NH|
||York Pond Trail, Kilkenny Ridge Trail, Starr King Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, September 15, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||York Pond gate opened up at 7:19am. 3rd car in line.
Starr King TH had a car that appeared to be there overnight, and some other folks that had just gotten there. Was full upon return around 5pm. |
||Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||Really none until the very end of York Pond Trail. One is a bit strategic, one easy, and one a "walk the plank" style bridge |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Up to Waumbek was stellar, as was the duration of York Pond. The 6.2 of Kilkenny in between was variable, the worst most certainly being between Waumbek and South Weeks, which was a leg-cutting supreme with raspberry bushes and oddly rough ferns.
Peppered blow downs but none difficult to get around. |
|Lost and Found:
||Red baseball cap on top of Starr King TH kiosk. ||
||Report below with more info, but in summary:|
-Relatively easy for so many peaks, 3600 gain and 11.6 miles
-WEAR PANTS! I was certainly bleeding from wearing shorts
-No water from Starr King to the col between Middle and North Weeks (very limited and muddy)
-Car spots are an hour apart
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.