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Ascent of Mount Waumbek on 2012-11-17

Climber: John N

Others in Party:Laura
Joy
Justin
Date:Saturday, November 17, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Waumbek
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4006 ft / 1221 m

Ascent Trip Report

Joy & Justin met Laura and I in Woodstock and we rode up to the trailhead. The day was beautifully clear and cool. The temperatures at the base were around 40. We took the Starr King Trail up stopping briefly a few times. There was a bit of snow on the ground and a little ice making it a little bit slippery. There were a few others on the mountain, but we had the trail mostly to ourselves. We stopped at the summit of Starr King to have a quick snack and take in the phenomenal views of the presidentials. After getting to the summit of Starr King the rest of the group turned back. Joy was having a bit of trouble with her footwear. I jogged over to the summit of Waumbek and back, catching up with them about half way down from Starr King.

After a nice day hiking we went back to the house showered and went out for dinner at Common Man and drinks at Truants.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:2852 ft / 869 m
    Extra Gain:248 ft / 75 m
    Distance:7.2 mi / 11.6 km
    Route:Starr King Trail
    Trailhead:Starr King Trailhead  1650 ft / 502 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Clear & Cool
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:1 Hours 30 Minutes



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