|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Rumford Whitecap, ME|
||Yellow Trail, Summit Spur, Orange Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Sunday, November 26, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
||Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Excellent shape, people need to please stay off the lichen though! |
||Dogs would have been fine on leash |
|Lost and Found:
||Gorgeous late fall conditions, frigid windchill on the open ledges. Patches of glare ice were avoidable but just barely. Any more freezing and allll the water flowing along the upper trail will make for a fantastic luge track. I'm not sure how the running water wasn't all already frozen as it was COLD and not sunny. The amount of ice required much focus to navigate as it wasn't thick enough for trax or microspikes. Orange trail will be great for snowshoeing as soon as there's a good base. Lots of slick leaves going up the steep mid section of Yellow, but trekking pole helped. Worth mentioning too -|
all blazing is pretty faint on both trails. Had to pause a few times for sure.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.