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    Kim Mihelich reviewed Mount Waumbek and Mount Starr King Trail

    22 days ago

    This was a very enjoyable day hike. There are views but they are more limited and not as spectacular as other trails but it was enjoyable nonetheless. When you encounter the cairn on the top of Mount Wambek Go about 150 more feet on the trail and there is an area where some trees have been blown over and uprooted and there is a pretty nice limited view of the Presidential Range. We took about 5 1/2 hours to do this round trip with stopping for lunch and stopping on both peaks to enjoy the day and the views. We are moderate hikers. As someone else suggested we stayed at Applebook bed-and-breakfast about five minutes away and that was great advice! They sent us to the trail very full With a delicious breakfast! The trail is fairly well marked with one snafu on the way back there seems to be two ways to get to the parking lot and it’s not very clear. We descended to the trail to the left and continued following yellow blazes and it worked out fine. There were some other people after us who came stumbling out of the woods a little disoriented from being sent on the wrong trail the last eighth of a mile!

    Kim Mihelich reviewed Mount Tecumseh Trail

    about 1 month ago

    This was a very nice day hike. My husband and I are just beginning the 4000 footers and we have done many other easier mountains. We started at 9:15 AM and finished at 2 PM. We hiked at a moderate pace and stopped several times to take it all in and rest a bit or enjoy the view. Initially we started our descent going down the ski trail, accessed via Sosman trail. I really do not recommend it especially in later summer. The grass was super long and even though we had sprayed for tics we had to flick a few off of us. Also there were several small holes, ankle biter’s, in the trail covered by the long grass. At one point my husband stepped in one and actually fell because we really couldn’t see the terrain well because the grass was so long. There were small areas that vehicles had been going up on the trail to do maintenance so when possible we would walk on those areas to see what we were doing. The other thing is the ski trails are straight down— no variation in terrain so it was actually more difficult and downright painful after awhile— more fun with skis on. I highly recommend going back on the trail and there is varied terrain you can plainly see and no tall grass to contend with. We made our way back to the trail at the viewing area midway. This is a very enjoyable and rewarding day hike . The trails are fairly well mark and Care has been taken to construct rock steps on large sections of trail.

    Kim Mihelich completed Mount Tecumseh Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kim Mihelich saved Mount Tecumseh Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kim Mihelich reviewed Welch and Dickey Loop Trail

    3 months ago

    We just finished this somewhat challenging trail in 4 hours including several breaks for photos and stopping for lunch at the Welch Summit. We went counterclockwise as others have suggested. Good hiking shoes are a must. There are many challenging rock scrambles. There was one spot I slightly rolled my ankle and was so glad my hiking boot supported me and no sprain. The views are phenomenal and are well worth the climb. This is well traveled and there will be plenty of company if you want at the summits but it is not overly crowded. We hiked on a cloudless mid 70s day in July with a nice breeze. Pure heaven. Crashed for the night at the Sunny Grange B&B in Campton and made a weekend of it.

    Kim Mihelich completed Blue Job Mountain Loop

    3 months ago