Ascent of Mount Starr King on 2013-08-08

Climber: Spencer Corcoran

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Thursday, August 8, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Starr King
    Location:USA-New Hampshire
    Elevation:3898 ft / 1188 m

Ascent Trip Report

Despite the iffy weather forecast, I hiked Mount Waumbek for my 22nd 4,000 footer. On the way was its subpeak, Mount Starr King, my first checkpoint.

The Starr King Trail passed by a couple old wells and through woods on an old road at an easy grade. After veering right off the road, the grade became more moderate, then eased as I began to ascend a ridge of Starr King. I refilled one of my water bottles at a spring, as I was low on water due to being thirsty from the high humidity.

With no more water problems, I made a U-turn and climbed up a ledge, reaching the true summit of Starr King at 2.6 mi. 60 yd. down the trail, there was a view to the south which, unfortunately, was blocked by clouds. After taking a breather, I continued to Waumbek.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2300 ft / 701 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2300 ft / 701 m
    Distance:2.6 mi / 4.2 km
    Route:Starr King Trail
    Start Trailhead:Starr King Rd.  1598 ft / 487 m
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Waumbek

Complete Trip Sequence:
 Mount Starr King2013-08-082300 ft / 701 m
 Mount Waumbek2013-08-08400 ft / 122 m
Total Trip Gain: 2700 ft / 823 m    Total Trip Loss: 150 ft / 46 m

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