Saturday, Oct 17, 2020 9:15a -
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy, Medford, MA 02155, USA
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155
Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life
Looking for a moderate hike through the woods with a summit in the middle? I chose this because it seems to be one of the easier in the NH48. We will take our time and enjoy the great outdoors!
The trail starts off through a beautiful hardwood forest with an open feel with out any leaves on the trees. The grade begins as a steady, gentle incline and never gets very steep. At 3,000 feet the hard woods are replaced by evergreens, creating a cozy feel as you approach the summit of Starr King. The best views are from Starr King to the south overlooking a vast plain and the entire Presidential Range. The trail continues on at the large stone fireplace left from a former shelter. The summit of Waumbek is wooded, but the walk over from Starr King is beautiful.
Please answer the questions below before joining if you do not have an extensive Ridj-it history on your profile:
1. What hikes have you completed this summer? List the distances/elevation gain if they're not well- known.
2. What is your weekly exercise routine like?
3. Is this your first hike in the White Mountains?
Mandatory gear (no exceptions - don't sign up without the gear):
1) Hiking boots (no sneakers)
2) 3 liters of water
4) Lots of food
5) Gatorade or electrolyte replenishment (seriously)
6) Hiking appropriate attire including waterproof shells in case of rain (no jeans, no cotton)
7) Copy of the map above on either Gaia, AllTrails, or printed: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/trail/us/new-hampshire/mount-waumbek-and-mount-starr-king-trail?mobileMap=false&ref=sidebar-view-full-map
9) Jacket, Hat, Gloves, Neck warmer
11) Mask for when you can't socially distance
1) I am not a guide and this is not a service - I expect you to be fully prepared with the gear listed above and the mindset that you could get yourself out of trouble if needed.
2) If you find yourself physically unable to finish, that's okay! No shame, and in fact, big respect for knowing your limits. Sometimes people have bad days - it's alright, but have the humility to quit if you know you can't finish at a reasonable pace (~2 average MPH). You will be responsible for guiding yourself back to the parking area if you are unable to finish - do not expect anyone to go with you.
3)Carpool is limited to two riders per car, so three people total. Please do not fall asleep - keep your driver company.
4) Check the weather before the trip to make sure you will have the appropriate clothes for a Fall hike.
5) You will wear a mask in the case that you are not able to appropriately maintain social distance. No exceptions - do not attend if you can't abide by this. During the hike the expectation is to leave space between others, so be prepared to monitor your proximity.
6) Do not attend if you have had COVID symptoms in the past week or two. You will be turned away at the trail head if you look sick.
After the hike, we will be going out for dinner if time permits.