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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Rumford Whitecap, ME
Trails
Trails: Red Orange Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot is plowed, icy, and VERY slick. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Minor blowdowns 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Ours had a blast 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Hit the trail just before a big hiking group. We wore micro-spikes. The trail was not well consolidated on the ascent, and was worse on the decent thanks to all the traffic. There was the beginning of a hard pack monorail, but it got beat almost back into powder. Deep powder base, plenty of postholing, especially on the way down. We made it up and down in spikes, but snowshoes are the correct choice until it gets a chance to consolidate.  
Name
Name: Tom J 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-01-26 
Link
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