WWW (Wombats Wandering Waumbek OR simply Why Waumbek in Winter?)
- Kathy Camenzind (B coC), Matthias Heyne (A coB), Nicolas Romeo (coB)
- Trip level
- Trip date
- Sunday, January 13th, 2019
- Difficulty rating
- 3-season hiking experience of similar length (7h+ of hiking)
Mt. Waumbek (4,006 feet) is one of the easier hikes of the New Hampshire 48 summits over 4k feet. The profile overall is fairly flat with a gradual to moderate ascent via Mt. Starr King (3,907 feet). This is a great hike of moderate distance (7.2 miles round trip) for those getting their first taste of winter hiking and there will be plenty of time to practice delayering and taking breaks efficiently. Hiking time is roughly 5-7h return (+ breaks) with a ~2,500ft elevation gain. The weather forecast for Sunday looks perfect though cold (around 5°F) with very light winds (max 10 mph).
Although Waumbek is one of the northernmost 4k footers, it's only an extra 40 Min drive from Franconia Notch and one to be ticked off in winter rather summer (if you're working your way through the list).
Also, wombats and snow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KY7YMbDCYaE
- first-come, first-serve
- Maximum participants
- Signups opened at
- Jan. 9, 2019, noon
- Signups closed at
- Jan. 10, 2019, 11:59 p.m.
- What is your previous winter hiking experience? If you haven't done any winter hiking - what was the hardest 3-season hike you've done?
- Do you have any dietary restrictions or allergies?
- Have you ever encountered a live wombat?