Two peaks in one hike isn’t much in the Whites. Unless each starts from its own trailhead, with a long drive between.
The low level burn of plantar fasciitis not withstanding, it’s time to go out and hike something serious. But is it too soon?
What’s there to say about Waumbek? The trail is short and on easy grades, but there’s no real view. What about “it’s that old, soft flannel shirt that feels so amazing”?
Waumbek is one of the shortest four thousand footers, but also really sweet, and along with its companion Starr-King, doesn’t disappoint.
Mt Waumbek. Jefferson, NH. Groundhog Day. 2019-02-02 (Saturday.) Via Starr-King Trail, Approx 6.5 miles, out and back. (Includes Mt Starr-King.) 10 dF +/- at the trailhead, 5 dF at summit, with negligible winds in the trees and at the summit. 17 dF back at the car. Overcast. Descending ceiling in the distance. Trailhead: 0900; Waumbek Summit: 1200; back at car: 1400. (Approx. 5 hours.) A treat. There are things I […]
Dynamic Duo! Oh wow, yeah, dynamic. Mt Cabot and Mt Waumbek. 2018-06-12 (Tuesday.) Via the York Pond trail, Bunnell Notch trail, Killkenny Ridge trail, also the Starr-King trail. Approx 17 miles. Cabot, 4170; Waumbek, 4006 feet. 60 dF at Cabot trailhead, low 70s at the summits. Sunny, becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon. 25 MPH winds, mediated by consistent tree cover. Cabot trailhead: 0900. Cabot Summit: 1135. Car: 1330. Waumbek […]