Walking Waumbek

Leaders
Kasun Waidyaratne (A coB), Kate Shulgina (B)
Program
Winter School
Type
Hiking
Trip level
B
Trip date
Sunday, January 30th, 2022
Difficulty rating
Moderate
Prerequisites
At least one previous MITOC B-level trip. Good layering/delayering skills.

Total distance 6.9 miles, 2800k ft elevation gain. Route will be Mt Waumbek via Starr King trail, out and back. Departure from Boston will likely be around 5-5:30 AM.

Waumbek doesn't have a great reputation. It requires over a three hour drive and has no summit views *. Then why would you ever want to hike it? Peakbagging! Peakbaggers rejoice and hike this unspectacular mountain with good company! If you're not a peakbagger, you'll be on your way to becoming one by the end of the trip :)

* there are supposedly views near the Mt Starr King subpeak

Weather on Saturday is expected to be in the low single digits, so be prepared with your layering/delayering!

Note: There is a potential storm developing this weekend that might affect our ability to drive up the Whites. We may change location/gear or cancel depending on the weather.

Our pre-trip meeting will be held at 6 PM on Thursday inside the Stratton Student Center


Signup

Algorithm
first-come, first-serve
Maximum participants
4
Signups opened at
Jan. 26, 2022, noon
Signups closed at
Jan. 27, 2022, 11:59 p.m.
Notes
  1. Do you have any dietary restrictions?
  2. What traction have you used in the winter?
  3. What is your prior experience with winter hiking? Please list previous winter hikes you've done in the past two years.
  4. What hiking lists are you working on? (None is ok!)
Signups for this trip are closed.