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NH 4K ... Waumbek (MODERATE)

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Read the entire description before you RSVP to this event. If you underestimate the demands; overestimate your knowledge, experience, skills or abilities; or come unprepared you put yourself and others at risk. Consider this before you RSVP.

WHAT WE'RE DOING

The plan is to hike to one of the NH 4,000 footers Waumbek. The plan is to do an out and back using Starr King Trail and Kilkenny Ridge Trail. These is a chance there might be some good sledding on the way back down if you want to bring a small sled that you can strap onto your pack.

If you are interested in participating in this event sign up for the waiting list. I will add people that (1) answer the question that is part of the RSVP process and (2) have done similar hikes within the past three months.

- RSVPs close 24 hours before the event.
- The maximum group size will be 10 people.
- Guests aren't permitted.
- Dogs are only permitted with prior approval.

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

On this moderate pace [masked] MPH) trip we will hike about 7.5 miles miles and climb about 2,800 feet. It should take an average hiker about 5 hours to complete. This event is considered MODERATE because of the pace, distance, and elevation gain. Use this link for more information:

- https://trailsnh.com/peaks/nh/4000/46-Mt-Waumbek-4006

Dangerous weather conditions will cancel this event - I will post an update and/or send an email to all confirmed participants. Use this link for the current weather forecast:

- https://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?lat=44.434&lon=-71.422&FcstType=text#.XDP5q6eZPAI

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING

It's winter - don't show up without winter clothing and gear. Here's what you should have:

- https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/954d1e_ab8ae9bb3c364ce1abc90829554e9225.pdf

https://youtu.be/up7OiPVqTMs

Mountaineering snowshoes plus basic traction are required - if it's not listed below you need to get approval from me before you bring something different.

- Mountaineering Snowshoes: MSR Evo, Lightening, or Revo. Tubbs Flex ALP or VRT. TSL Hyperflex. Atlas Aspect or Spindrift.

- Basic Traction: Kahtoola MicroSpike. Hillsound Trail Crampon.

- Intermediate Traction: Kahtoola K-10 or KTS Crampons. Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro.

- Mountaineering Crampons (optional): Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon. Camp Stalker Universal. Petzel Vasak Leverlock Universal.

WHERE WE'RE MEETING

Star King Road and trailhead was open last weekend so we will meet there, if the road is closed or the trailhead is unplowed we will meet in the parking lot on the southwest side of Route 2 near Jefferson, NH

Use this link to customize the driving directions:

- https://goo.gl/maps/WxiqvKHU6rG2

THE FINE PRINT

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 Hike Safe Responsibility Code (http://www.hikesafe.com/); 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.