New Hampshire
Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks White Cap, ME
Trails: White Brook Trail, Appalachain Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The 10th ed. of the AMC guide is the best description I found of this hike. After you cross high bridge, continue past the outhouse to the only site above the outhouse, on your right. The road you want is straight ahead. The guide makes it sound like access beyond this point is on a gravel road similar to the KI road. It is a narrow 2 track with numerous large rocks sticking up. I did it in a 2WD Honda Element, and would do it again in the same vehicle, but would highly recommend something with higher clearance as I scraped bottom multiple times. I ended up parking about a mile below the parking area discussed in the guide because the road turns too rough for my car for 200 yards above that point. Expect your car to get muddy and have some superficial (washable) scratches on the paint. Bring a Delorme atlas and use your best judgement. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Most were rock hoppable without too much searching for a good crossing site. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail needs spring cleaning- many snapped off spruce/fir from winter snow load, needs corridor trim, better blazing would be nice. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Seemed pooch friendly. 
Bugs: It's almost June in Maine, think about it. I applied OFF! upon getting out of the car, wasn't bothered much. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Great, quick hike and an awesome way to check out White Cap! The only other way I found to hike this was a 20+ miler from the Gulf Hagas.  
Name: EJD 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-05-28 
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