HIKES & EVENTS

Mt. Waumbek Hike

4000 Footer

DATE: Aug 21, 2021
END DATE: Aug 21, 2021

Hike/Event Location: Jefferson NH

Trip Leader(s)


Gandalf
Thornton, NH United States,

JDNnh
Manchester, NH United States

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

Max # People: 10

Hike Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

Hike Difficulty Level:

Moderate to Strenuous

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Summary

Enjoy a 7.2 mile moderate hike with an elevation gain of 2729 feet through a beautiful hardwood forest to Mount Waumbek (a NH 4000 footer) via the Starr King Trail. Although the summit of Waumbek is wooded, we will summit Starr King (on the NH 52 WAV list) enroute, which offers a spectacular view of the presidential range on a clear day. 

Don't forget to bring wind/rain shell, water, lunch, snacks, bug repellent, sunscreen, etc. along with whatever you typically have for a hiking excursion. We’ll have lunch on at the summit. 

Social Mixer: Following the hike, everyone is welcome back at our house in Waterville Valley to hang out for a couple hours alongside the Mad River for swimming/sunbathing, socialize around the deck and enjoy a BBQ! It's BYOB and it costs $10 per person. Bring your swim trunks/towel. We have to cross the shallow Mad River to reach our sandy beach so bring sandals or old sneakers; flip flops will not work.

Lodging Option: Bunk beds are available at our house near Waterville Valley, NH for Friday and Saturday night for with proof of vaccination. Its $25 dollars Friday night and $35 Saturday that includes BBQ. Coffee/bagels each morning and linen/blankets/towels are provided. Limited to four so email us ASAP to reserve a bunk!

Directions To Trailhead Parking Lot

This trail begins on Starr King Road, a gravel road to several houses that leaves the north side of US 2 [trail sign] 0.2 miles east of its junction with NH 115A. Go up road, always bearing left to avoid driveways on the right, then bear right into small parking lot at 0.25 mile. We'll be driving a blue Toyota Tacoma.  

Trip Leader(s)

Gandalf

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Thornton, NH


United States
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JDNnh

Outdoor Fitness Level: Very Strenuous


Manchester, NH


United States
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Ricardo

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Boston, MA


United States
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Dell

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


South Tamworth, NH


United States
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dpbyrnes

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Ipswich, MA


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JR

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Boston, MA


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csmith71

Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous


Ossipee, NH


United States
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Bobcat

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous


Upton, MA


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