Hike Mt Waumbek via Starr King Trail

  • February 24, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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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.

Disclaimer

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.

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  • Dave F.

    Thanks for a great hike with you and Bond. Early start worked great and no snow on I-91 By tomorrow knee will be good and I will be thinking about another hike up north funny how that works.

    February 25, 2013

  • Dave F.

    Will the snow cancel this hike I know most will be driving up on Sunday but I will be in Jefferson I am staying over night on Saturday I will be there and most likely hike it one way or the other

    February 21, 2013

    • Tim G.

      If that is the case then yes, we can start early.

      February 22, 2013

    • Dave F.

      As of now I will be there unless I can't move in the morning I don't no why but Cabot knocked the hell out of me should be ok by morning Good breakfast here had oatmeal very good motel not so hot

      February 23, 2013

  • Howard A.

    Sorry Tim....looks like the snow will be during the time I would be driving...so next time. Enjoy the hike!

    February 23, 2013

  • Barbara

    Unfortunately, I will not be coming if it is snowing... don't relish the thought of driving three hours each way in snow. I am waiting another day to check the forecast!

    February 22, 2013

    • Tim G.

      I understand, please let me know if you decide to cancel so we am not looking for you at the trailhead.

      February 23, 2013

    • Barbara

      Just canceled... sorry!

      February 23, 2013

  • Barbara

    Weather forecast just does not look promising... I love hiking in the snow, but not driving in it! And I have a 3 hr drive each way. Next time!

    February 23, 2013

  • Dave F.

    Are we going to meet at the trail head or the pool parking lot

    February 23, 2013

  • Tim G.

    This hike up Waumbek will complete my second round of 4Ks, another accent of Waumbek and Hale would complete a third round. But who is really counting?

    February 21, 2013

    • Dave F.

      I will be there I am staying in Jeffferson on Saturday after hiking Cabot and will be there looking forward to it this will be # 24 winter and summer combined

      February 22, 2013

  • Barbara

    Anyone planning on carpooling from LLBean? Tim, in case I don't carpool, would you mind posting directions to the trailhead? I didn't see them in the description. Thanks!

    February 19, 2013

    • Tim G.

      I am not sure if I will be carpooling or not, I may stay in the area Saturday night after hiking Cannon on Saturday. I have updated the posting with meeting information.

      February 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I led a hike here 2/16. Snowshoes the whole way. I saw no place for butt sledding.

    February 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, faster and more stable.

      February 19, 2013

    • Tim G.

      Yes, snowshoes, please refer to the required gear list.

      February 21, 2013

  • Dave F.

    I will be hiking Cabot on Saturday and spending the night I was going to hike this by myself but would rather go with a small group is there any way we could start at 9 if not 10 will work I rather not hike in the winter by myself

    February 18, 2013

  • Howard A.

    may be bringing a guest who is also a member...

    February 17, 2013

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  • Tim G.
    Solo Wilderness First Aid Cert., Assistant Organizer
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