Ascent of Mount Waumbek on 2011-12-28
|Others in Party:||Rufus (dog)|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 28, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||4x4 Vehicle|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4006 ft / 1221 m|
Ascent Trip ReportI got the week off from work so Rufus (dog) and I headed up to the mountains. I got a new pair of snowshoes for Christmas so I was hoping to try them out.
We got the Starr King Trailhead around 10:00 and hit the trail by 10:15. It started to snow on the way up but there was no need for snowshoes all day. Bummer. It was a bit icy, though, so microspikes worked perfect. We made it to the summit of Starr King at 12:10. We stopped to take a couple of pictures of the chimney then it was on to Waumbek. We hit the Waumbek summit at 12:35 and took a ten minute break to take a few pictures and eat a quick lunch. It was cold and windy so we didn't stay too long. We were back to the truck by 2:10.
We ran into 6 other people and 1 other dog on the trail. I felt bad for a guy I ran into half way down. He had hit the Starr King summit and thought it was Waumbek so he turned around. When I told him it wasn't, he had to turn around and go back up. I hope he made it!
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||2706 ft / 824 m|
| Extra Gain:||150 ft / 45 m|
| Distance:||7.2 mi / 11.6 km|
| Route:||Starr King Trail|
| Trailhead:||Starr King Trailhead 1600 ft / 487 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Weather:||Snowing, Cold, Breezy, Overcast|
| Time Up:||2 Hours 20 Minutes|
| Time Down:||1 Hours 45 Minutes|
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