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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Rumford Whitecap, ME
Trails
Trails: Orange Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Take Route 5 off of Route 26 (heading towards Andover). Drive in several miles and cross the bridge (right turn off Rte 5). Once across take the left. Parking is about 100 yards down the road. Lot across road from trailhead room for 10 cars; had an outhouse at the trail head today! 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Few small crossings are still open but easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: In perfect shape 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy canine hike 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: An easy hike to a great open stretch of ledges with great views of Grafton Notch and other parts of western Maine - always worth a visit if you're in the area. Trail up to the ledges was nicely packed powder. Once we got onto the ledges, the powder was less packed with some drifting. Up top above the trees the wind had obscured the track of prior visitors and even our tracks by the time we headed back down but cairns were visible and easy to follow - a mix of drifted snow, bare rock and a bit of ice (easily crossed or avoided). Boots, light traction or snowshoes all worked today - even met a couple of skiers skinning up the trail to get some runs in on the open area up top. Noticed a new trail had been added since our last visit about 3/4 mile up from the trail head.  
Name
Name: Brian from Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-06 
Link
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