Where is Everybody??? Mount Waumbek

Date of Hike:  3/14/15

Route 2 / Starr King Trail:  7.8 miles (2,970 feet elevation gained)

Trip Report:
- On Saturday I decided to get up early and do a quick hike of Mount Waumbek before the crummy weather came through.  I was first on the trail and only saw one other hiker and his dog about a half mile before finishing the hike.  Mount Waumbek is a peaceful hike through the woods with panorama views of the Presidential Range from Mount Starr King and an outlook just past the summit of Waumbek.
- This is one of the easiest 4,000 footers to hike in the winter because it has easy to moderate grades the whole way and is sheltered from the wind.  The trailhead is not plowed in the winter, parking can be found off Route 2 almost across the street from Starr King Road in a small lot labeled trail parking.

 Heading up the Starr King Trail

 Views from Starr King Summit

 The Presidential Range

 Hiking between Starr King and Mount Waumbek

 The view-less Mount Waumbek summit

 The outlook just past the summit

 Presidential Range

 Northern Presidential Range

 Brenton Woods ski area in view

 Heading back down the Starr King Trail

 Old shed and the frozen drinking water pond

 Starr King Road and where I parked on Route 2.  There also is a winter trail lot for hikers and snow mobiles directly across the road from Starr King Road.  I parked a few hundred feet down the road in the small lot next to the gas station

Route for the day, click here for details

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