Tuesday, September 03, 2013


Yesterday's hike: 4 h 5 min | 7.2 mi | 1.7 mph.

I hiked my twentieth 4000-footer, Mt Waumbek!

There's not much exciting about this hike, except for the fact that it's got to be the easiest trail I've taken to a 4000-footer so far. No struggle to get yourself over giant boulders at the top, and as you near the peak it doesn't get significantly steeper. Probably a good thing, since I'm severely out of training.

It does have some fun features. Near the start, you pass what appears to be an old well:

On the way to the summit of Mt Waumbek, you cross Mt Starr King. Right near the summit cairn for the latter is a USGS survey marker:

There's a cool fireplace along the trail, also near the summit of Mt Starr King:

You also get the best views here:

The summit of Mt Waumbek is, well, a bit understated, shall we say?

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