Ascent of Mount Waumbek on 2010-03-27
|Date:||Saturday, March 27, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Location:||USA-New Hampshire|
| Elevation:||4006 ft / 1221 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSolo hiked Starr King and Waumbek. Pretty uneventful. Got to the parking lot around 9:15. Started up Starr King bare-booting, but put on crampons about half way up. My Sunglasses constantly fogged up the whole way up, so my vision was so so, but they started staying clear once I reached the summit. Reached the summit about 10:45 or 11, stopped only briefly to take some pictures and gaze at the incredible view of the Presidentials. The day was totally clear though cold, so the view was perfect. I could see Cannon, The Lafayette ridge, to all the way up the Presidentials.
The hike over to Waumbek was fine, though I lost the trail markers a couple times and ended up doing a couple short bushwhacks. Reached the summit of Waumbek at 11:30. There were really no views to be had there, so I found a sunny spot to sit and have lunch. Stayed there about 45 minutes, then headed back to Starr King. I passed 3 groups on the way back to Starr King, and a couple more going down Starr King to the car. Again, pretty uneventful descent. Got back to the car around 1:15 or 1:30. Got back to Boston at 4:20.
A good day of hiking; if not for the views then for the practice for other hikes later in the season.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||233 ft / 71 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||233 ft / 71 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Crampons|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||233 ft / 71 m|
| Distance:||1 mi / 1.6 km|
| Route:||Starr king Trail|
| Start Trailhead:||3773 ft / 1150 m|
| Time:||30 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||233 ft / 71 m|
| Route:||Starr King Trail|
| End Trailhead:||3773 ft / 1150 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Mt Waumbek 3/27/10|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 2616 ft / 797 m Total Trip Loss: 2616 ft / 797 m
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