Hiking Mt Waumbek , Sunday February 24th.
We will hike the Star King Trail, 3.6 miles each way I expect the hike to take approximately 6 hours depending on trail conditions.
I will try to limit the group size to 8. Everyone will be waitlisted so I can get a feel for how prepared you are for this hike. I will require a phone number for last minute communications if needed. Please RSVP before Saturday at 7 PM.
I expect to stop by the Woodstock Inn or somewhere closer to the trailhead for some ”refueling” after the hike.
This is an intermediate hike, you are responsible for yourself and are expected to have all necessary winter gear and clothing. For your reference if you need it is a link to AMC’s list for Essential Winter Gear for Northeastern Hikes, http://www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2002/2002-winter-gear.cfm
I am from NH and have posted this on Meetup and MOAC sites. Carpool leaving from LL Bean Parking lot in Concord NH at 7:30AM. Meet at the Starr King trail head at 9:45AM. On the trail by 10:00 AM. I can help coordinate carpooling from Maine by sharing your email with others from Maine if you ask me to in your email.
According to my WMG the trailhead parking lot is not always clear in winter, if that is the case we will meet in the parking lot for the Jefferson village swimming pool just east of the junciton of routes 2 and 115A.
I will have my black lab Bond with me. I will allow other dogs as long as they are well behaved, in shape, and have done similar winter hikes.
I will be bringing my butt sled but am not sure if trail conditions will permit much sledding.
I am working on finishing my winter 4Ks this year, if you are interested in joining me just ask, I will send you my tentative schedule of hikes.
As a condition of your voluntary participation in this activity you acknowledge and agree to the following: this activity involves inherent risks that can cause property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death to participants and/or others; you assume all risk associated with this activity; you are responsible for having the necessary knowledge, skills, abilities, clothing, and equipment to safely participate in this activity; you know and will follow the Hiker Responsibility Code; http://hikesafe.com/index.php?page=hiker-responsibility-code; the organizer(s) of this activity are volunteers; and you release, hold harmless, and indemnify the organizer(s) and all members of this group from any and all claims for property damage, injury, illness, disability, and/or death - including those caused by negligence and/or other reasons.