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Peaks
Peaks Rumford Whitecap, ME
Trails
Trails: Yellow Trail, Summit Spur, Orange Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, November 26, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Nada 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Excellent shape, people need to please stay off the lichen though!  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Dogs would have been fine on leash  
Bugs
Bugs: RIP 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: Unstrung 
E-Mail
E-Mail: fretless@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-26 
Link
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