Starr King trail (out&back)
Lucy and I tried to hike Waumbek on Saturday but turned around just before Starr King. Bad conditions and lack of motivation on my part. All was well though as we had a great night and were fully energized to bag some peaks. Lucy and I met up with Jason Beaupre once again and were ready to hit it hard on a Sunday to make up for the poor showing on Saturday. It was colder in the evening so the ground was a lot more solid than my previous attempt.
We were able to bare boot it quickly. We reached the top of Starr King in an hour and a half or so. The clouds were still around from the previous nights storm but they were retreating quickly. We were the first ones up the mountain for the day.
Through out the day as it warmed up I think we would have needed snowshoes for the section in between Starr King and Waumbek. We lucked out though as it was still fairly solid and we only post holed a couple of times each. It was around 2 hours to get to Waumbek. We stopped briefly at the lookout just past the summit.
We wanted to hurry out and try to hike something else. After yesterday I wanted to pull the weekend back up. I wanted to do something fun. On the way down we noticed that it was clearing right out. It was gorgeous outside with a clear blue sky. On the way down Jason was saying he might do Madison and Adams.
“I would be down for that.” I said and it was settled. We finished just a bit over 3 hours after taking some time to chat with peak bagger Deb and a few other folks. Great to see you out there.
We knew if we hurried we could get to the trailhead at Appalachia by 1 and have plenty of time to finish a Madison Adams hike and enjoy some bluebird views. So that was our plan after out morning Waumbek wake up. On to the next hike!