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Mt. Starr King, Mt. Waumbek
Jefferson, NH, Kilkenny, NH

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Looking up the The Starr King Trail on the way to Mt. Starr King
Looking up the The Starr King Trail on the way to Mt. Starr King

Route: Starr King Trail

About an inch of somewhat wet snow, melting as the day progressed due to unfrozen ground. Maybe 2" deep on the ridge. Snow line had moved up toward 2,500 feet by early afternoon. Some areas above the hardwood were starting to ice up a little due to foot traffic and melting/compacting. There wasn't really any need for traction today, however it might not be bad to have light traction in your pack tomorrow.

Cloudy skies, but otherwise weather seemed better than forecasted here. Hit rain on the way back to Franconia Notch.


Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Easy
Destination: Mt. Starr King
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Easy
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: Mt. Waumbek
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal (due to weather)
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, November 10, 2013
Parking Elevation: 1,675'
Destination: Mt. Starr King
Time Elapsed: 01:52
Trailhead Elevation: 1,675'
Summit Elevation: 3,907'
Distance: 2.6 miles
Vertical Gain: 2,267'
Destination: Mt. Waumbek
Time Elapsed: 00:40
Trailhead Elevation: 3,907'
Summit Elevation: 4,006'
Distance: 1 mile
Vertical Gain: 239'
Hike Time Elapsed: 04:51
Hike Distance: 7.2 miles
Hike Vertical Gain: 2,628'


Starr King Trail trailhead
Starr King Trail trailhead

The Mt. Starr King viewpoint - Click to enlarge
The Mt. Starr King viewpoint

The Starr King Trail on the way to the Mt. Waumbek summit
The Starr King Trail on the way to the Mt. Waumbek summit

The Mt. Waumbek viewpoint - Click to enlarge
The Mt. Waumbek viewpoint

Directions to trailhead: Take Route 2 West from Gorham. Shortly after passing Route 115 on the left, take a right onto Starr King Road. Continue straight up the dirt road to the WMNF fee parking area and trailhead.

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