Ascent of Mount Waumbek on 2020-12-31

Climber: David Darby

Others in Party:Rebecca Schubert & Matt
----Only Party on Mountain
Date:Thursday, December 31, 2020
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Waumbek
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:4006 ft / 1221 m

Ascent Trip Report

Winter Kilkenny Ridge traverse. We knew there would be little/no traffic, but there was also little snow. There was 1-2" of new snow/freezing rain in the morning at the Gorham Motor Inn (we were the only guests - COVID). We staged my truck at the Starr King parking lot and would be hiking southbound.

Note - distances seem a little "short" below. I think my phone was having trouble recording. Times are accurate though.

05:30 - Matt met Rebecca and me at the Gorham Motor Inn. We headed to the Unknown Pond trailhead parking lot.
06:00 - Parked at the trailhead.
06:18 - Hit the trail headed toward The Horn. There was 3-4" of new snow on the ground. At one of the first stream crossings, I plunged a foot through the hidden/thin ice into the water. Got a little wet, but resolved to put dry socks on at the Cabot hut.
08:40 - The Horn summit (4.8 miles)
09:03 - The Bulge (5.5 miles)
09:26 - Cabot summit (6.3 miles). We stopped for ~10 mins in the Cabot hut for food, drink and a sock change.
10:18 - Hit the Brunnel Notch trail intersection in the saddle
- Terrace Mountain-North Peak (8.5 miles)
- Terrace Mountain-Middle Peak (9.1 miles)
- Terrace Mountain (9.6 miles)
11:40 - York Pond intersection #1
11:45 - York Pond intersection #2
12:35 - Mount Weeks (11.7 miles)
14:06 - Middle Weeks (13.0 miles)
15:23 - Mount Weeks-South Peak (14.0 miles)
15:23 - Mount Waumbek (15.6 miles)
15:41 - Starr King (16.5 miles)
16:30 - Finished/at the truck (~20 miles)
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:221 ft / 67 m
    Total Elevation Loss:100 ft / 30 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:221 ft / 67 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 121 ft / 37 m; Extra: 100 ft / 30m
    Loss on way in:100 ft / 30 m
    Distance:1.6 mi / 2.6 km
    Route:Kilkenny Ridge Trail
    Start Trailhead:Mount Weeks-South Peak  3885 ft / 1184 m
    Time:1 Hours 
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: 2020_12_31 - Kilkenny Ridge

Complete Trip Sequence:
1The Horn2020-12-312205 ft / 672 m
2The Bulge2020-12-31235 ft / 72 m
3Mount Cabot2020-12-31460 ft / 140 m
4Terrace Mountain-North Peak2020-12-31650 ft / 198 m
5Terrace Mountain-Middle Peak2020-12-31150 ft / 46 m
6Terrace Mountain2020-12-31178 ft / 54 m
7Mount Weeks2020-12-311146 ft / 349 m
8Middle Weeks2020-12-31600 ft / 183 m
9Mount Weeks-South Peak2020-12-31276 ft / 84 m
10Mount Waumbek2020-12-31221 ft / 67 m
11Mount Starr King2020-12-3185 ft / 26 m
Total Trip Gain: 6206 ft / 1891 m    Total Trip Loss: 6331 ft / 1929 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip

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Peaks:  climbed and  unclimbed by David Darby
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