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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Rumford Whitecap, ME
Trails
Trails: Red/Orange, Starr, Connector
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, July 12, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Small lot on the side of East Andover Rd. Room for 6ish cars.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only significant one is on the Connector and it has a bridge over it. Lots of dry streambeds.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Well signed and blazed except for some parts of Starr which could use a refresher. One blowdown on Starr. Reroute on Red/Orange is signed and clearly marked. It gets a little mushy on the reroute, hopefully bog bridges are on the docket.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sarge had a great time! Not a ton of water right now so I’m glad I brought extra for him.  
Bugs
Bugs: Really not bad at all until the bottom of Starr which is very grassy so we battled deer flies, mosquitos, and came out with a few ticks a piece.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Decided to check out Rumford Whitecap today which is just under an hour from my house. Stellar views on this hike from many ledges on both the Red/Orange Trail as well as Starr Trail not to mention the wide open summit itself. We went up Red/Orange Trail and down Starr Trail. I enjoyed both but it seems that Red Orange may see a little bit more use and the blazes are fresher. Both are easy to follow although Starr does have some faded yellow blazes that are hard to spot right off. There is also a grassy stretch at the bottom of Starr (partly overgrown and partly recently cut, thank you!) that was buzzing with every type of biting insect; deer flies, mosquitos, and ticks 😒. Thankfully this was the only stretch all day where we were pestered at all.

An ‘X’ marks the true summit. The blazes continue beyond and down to another knob then continue on past that. I’m assuming that it is someone’s private trail as there are signs on the summit saying that it is private property.  
Name
Name: Whitney aka TipToe  
E-Mail
E-Mail: whitsilb at hotmail dot com  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-12 
Link
Link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/1831433770287720/permalink/1900945296669900/ 
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