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NH4K - Waumbek (INTERMEDIATE)

  • Jun 9, 2013 · 9:00 AM

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Your safety, and the safety of the group, is the most important thing. If you underestimate the demands of this event; overestimate your experience, knowledge, skills or abilities; or come unprepared you put yourself or others at risk – consider this before you decide to participate.

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What we're doing...

The plan is to climb to one of the 4,000 footers in NH - Waumbek (#46 @ 4,006'). It is the highest peak in the Pliny Range of New Hampshire’s North Country, offering views to the east from the summit. We will be using the Starr King Trail to reach the summit and then we will follow the same route in reverse to get back to the trailhead.

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Trip Summary

We start as a group, hike as a group, and finish as a group. Our pace will be that of the slowest hiker. This trip isn't for you if you are faster than the group and don't want to stay with us, if you want to head off on your own, or if you are slower than the group and expect us to constantly wait for you.

On this moderate pace (~2.0 MPH) out and back trip we will hike about 7.2 miles and climb about 2,900 feet. It should take an average hiker about 5 hours to complete this trip (this does not include time for rest breaks).

This event is considered to be INTERMEDIATE because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain. We could alter our plans because of fatigue, weather, and/or other conditions and there is no guarantee that we will complete the entire event as described here (i.e. we might not reach the summit).

I did my research using the Appalachian Mountain Club's "White Mountain Guide", a trail map, and the Internet. You need to become self-reliant by becoming familiar with the route, terrain, and potential hazards since you are ultimately responsible for your own safety.

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Essential Gear

  • Food and water
  • Headlamp
  • Raingear
  • Map and Compass
  • Sturdy hiking boots

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Directions

We will meet at the trailhead at the end of Starr King Road. According to Google Maps this spot is about 165 miles from Boston and it should take about 2 hours 44 minutes to drive there.

Click forDirections (google.com)

While carpooling is encouraged you are responsible for coordinating your own rides. Use the comments section below to communicate with others who may also be looking to share a ride. If you do share a ride be sure to share the expenses - suggested donations per person are $20 from Boston MA, $15 from Salem/Nashua NH, and $10 from Concord NH.

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Random Group of Hikers 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; 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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  • Alecia

    I had a great time with a great group of fellow hikers.

    June 10, 2013

  • Alecia

    Garrett, Thanks for being our leader. Congratulations on your 48th!We owe you some champagne next time.
    Michelle, thanks for listening!

    June 10, 2013

  • David H.

    That was a fun hike. A little wet but fun.

    June 10, 2013

  • Garrett

    Great hike with a great group of people.

    June 9, 2013

  • Howard A.

    Great hike....great people....Thanks everyone for a nice day and hike. Hope to see you all again!

    June 9, 2013

  • yukti

    Perfect hike.

    June 9, 2013

  • John W.

    Yes

    June 8, 2013

  • John W.

    I ended up hiking Waumbek today.

    June 8, 2013

  • Garrett

    The trip is still on. The weather looks decent tomorrow. There's a good chance of showers but also a chance of sun in the afternoon. Bring a good raincoat and rain hat. I suggest gaiters and waterproof boots too if you have them.

    June 8, 2013

  • Garrett

    I'm heading up 93 from the south shore and can carpool along the way. I'll have my dog in the car.

    June 3, 2013

    • yukti

      I will like to carpool with you if you like, I stay around Weymouth area.

      June 3, 2013

  • David H.

    If I can get in on this, and off waiting list, this will be #46 for me. Hope I can squeak in. Also hope the weather forecast changes. 5 days out...what do THEY know. Hope to make this hike!

    June 3, 2013

  • Gordon

    Don't forget to go just past the summit for the view!

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Svetlan

    Somebody to carpool on Saturday from Providence?

    June 2, 2013

  • Eric

    Sorry....have a conflict and have to back out of this one.

    June 2, 2013

  • Alecia

    Hello Garrett,

    I am considering staying at Joe Dodge Lodge on Saturday night to shorten the travel time on Sunday. Would we still be hiking if rain is forecasted? I would not want to incur the expense of the Lodge and then not hike on Sunday.

    Please let me know when you can. Thanks.

    June 2, 2013

    • Garrett

      If it's a light rain I will still hike. If it's heavy or lightening I'll cancel. I'll check the weather a day or two before and decide then.

      June 2, 2013

  • John W.

    What time are we meeting at the trailhead? My buddy and I are staying the night at Cabot Cabin on June 8th. We can meet you at the Starr King Trail.

    May 26, 2013

    • Garrett

      We're meeting at the trailhead at 9.

      1 · May 26, 2013

    • John W.

      See you then. Hoping to be back to the car at 8am from Cabot

      May 26, 2013

  • John W.

    Yes

    May 26, 2013

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