HIKES & EVENTS
Mt. Waumbek Hike
DATE: Aug 21, 2021
END DATE: Aug 21, 2021
Hike/Event Location: Jefferson NH
Thornton, NH United States,
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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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.