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 2/12 Waumbek 
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 2/12 Waumbek
As other folks have noted, the Starr King trail to Waumbek is well packed.
Jeff wore his stablizers the entire way & I was in a pair of screwboots.

The upper reaches had a biting wind, but moving right along didn't allow it to penetrate & chill us. We took along one of my folding pruning saws, and removed the branches off the downed trees on the right corner not far from the fireplace clearing that has been giving so many folks a hard time of late. There is a double blaze on this right corner, but the terrain "pulls" you straight or slightly to the right, where the trail actually swings left. The downed trees have camouflaged the next blaze to the left, so we removed the branches for visual assistance. Should be hard to get messed up now.

But hey, when the trail is covered in snow, and there is no track to follow, anyone can get "turned around" once in awhile :oops:

No new snow up here in the western Whites :evil:

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So you drove to Jefferson to Waumbek and did trail maintanance later this morning. How wonderful, no rest for you, I see. Even the AMC group yesterday got confused just past the double blaze. I saw a lot of footprints of hikers walking around searching for the correct way. Now the wandering should stop. Thank you very much for correcting this!

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Simply fantastic Cath!

Thank you for all the trail work you do,
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Way to go Cath. Its because of great people like you we get to enjoy as many hassle free days on the trail as possible!
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:arrow: :?:


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Ya Drew ~ It's all about experience.................
Once you get lost, you remember those areas where


"Right here, this is where it's easy to loose the trail in Winter" :roll:

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you were not lost,you were with me.. :lol:


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I'm giving the "win" to Mt Drew on this one! :wink:

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...............and then,
there's that place over near the Davis Path
When one of us
had a little panic moment :o

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but i knew i was in good hands so i was only nervous for 30sec.or so :lol:


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