I did this one many years ago. Not one of my favorite hikes though
Nice views on a perfect last day of winter. 20 degrees and sunny.
First 4k after hearing of the NH48. Not a terribly strenuous trail. Most of it is in the trees but it is peaceful and there is a good view close to the summit.
Two hours to the top over Starr King and twenty minutes less than that to go back down. Two ladies I met at the trailhead had to turn around because they lacked traction devices. The ice on the trail was two feet thick in a couple of spots.
Not much to this one, quick up and down.
Flew in to Manchester this morning and headed up from the airport. Hit Starr King first and then Waumbek. Easy start to the trip.
Double day of Waumbek, Cabot, The Horn, The Bulge, and Starr King. Lovely views and lovely weather for the 4th weekend!
Climbed this with my friend Pete on a very cool but muggy day after hitting Mt Cabot earlier in the day and Isolation before that. The next morning we drove to Franconia Notch and hiked in to summit Owl's Head as well on a beautiful, sunny fall day!
We had bailed on this hike in June, due to injury and illness. I think this mtn hates us, for though we were successful this time, we were injured and ill again. This peak was my #11 4000er.
Starr King Trail.
Took the starr King Trail. A pleasant walk in the woods. The weather was humid and the bugs ferocious. Saw some small squirrels and some very comfortable chipmunks. Rain stayed away and a very nice day.
I took the starr king trail up. I liked the little clearing where they have the old stove. when i was coming back down some guys were leading a pack of dogs up. like 20 dogs. there were even more dogs waiting in a truck at the trailhead. release the hounds! some a-hole was doing somehting with a chainsaw early in the morning when i started. they should set the dogs on him.
via Starr King trail; continued along KKR for a while taking in the partial views.
KKR is addictive, hard to force myself to turn around.
Very pleasant walk in the woods, briefly met a bear on the trail and of course a couple of grey jays on Starr King. Plus chipmunks, chickadees, woodpeckers, juncos, blue jays, and spruce grouse.
Climbed via the Kilkenny Ridge Trail from Jefferson. An excellent fall dayhike. There was a flock of Grey Jays on Starr King and the view from the open area below the summit were better than expected. Not much to see further on though.
Hot and humid on the way up. As soon as we hit Starr King torrential rain and thunderstorms. Poured on us all the way across the ridge to Waumbek and all the way back down. When we got down a huge tree (easily three feet in circumference) had fallen across the short road out from the parking lot. I had to go down to a house and ask them to call someone to come help move it. i.e. someone with a chainsaw. Overall not the most exciting hike, but the trail was very well maintained and it would have been pleasant on a less humid and stormy day.
Perfect weather all the way around! Great trail and well packed down (didn't need snowshoes). We took our sleds (Swiss Bobs) for the trip down and it was so much fun (5 hours RT w/ the fast decent)! Awesome day!
Hiked up and down this mountain before meeting my parents at Franconia Notch.