|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Rumford Whitecap, ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, February 20, 2023|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Parked at designated lot off East Andover Rd. This dirt lot is plowed in winter. Holds 5-6 well parked cars. Lot surface was very icy, but manageable. There is an informative kiosk and a Porta potty (that I assume is a frozen block of ice inside). |
||Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||There are no significant water crossings on this trail. |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Great trail for dogs. Some small streams of open water throughout trail if they want an ice cold drink. |
|Lost and Found:
||Looking for something quick and local, I headed out to familiar Rumford Whitecap. The view never disappoints.|
This trail is well blazed in red-orange blazes with supplemental signs at confusing turns. There are small carins on the ledges that are mostly visible above the low snow pack.
The trail is packed solid with granular snow but littered with numerous postholes along the sides. Few postholes directly on trail. It's a local popular trail and is excellent for beginner winter hikers. As such, the trail is often beaten up by barebooters and spikers who aren't familiar with, or yet own a pair of snowshoes.
There is a neighboring cross country ski trail that shares some trail with the red-orange trail (Boundary Trail, blazed in blue diamonds) so there are ski tracks as well through some of the trail.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.