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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Rumford Whitecap, ME
Trails
Trails: Red and Orange Trail, Yellow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, February 2, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking plowed and easy to access 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small brooklet crossings, nothing to worry about! 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs: We saw a spider in the snow 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Red and Orange trail up / Yellow trail down

We almost had spring conditions on Feb. 2nd! The trails are packed and easy to hike with microspikes. There is some ice on the summit ledges that makes spikes necessary. We had great views and beautiful sunshine all the day.

I strongly recommand doing the loop we did because the ledges on the yellow trail are really worth it. On the way don't we should have taken the blue trail (which seems new) instead of going down to the road via the yellow trail to avoid walking in a snowmobile trail (there wasn't really enough snow for snowmobiles so no trafic that day). We didn't find the short connector trail (red trail) on the way down so we ended up at the road and walked back to the parking lot.  
Name
Name: Myownhike 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-02-02 
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