Important lessons for winter hikers. Be the first to submit your climbing note! Four years later, the Grand Summit Resort Hotel and Conference Center opened near the base of White Cap. Those looking to ski Whitecap Mountain often would start and end their tour in Andover, minutes from Sunday River. Log successful summits on peakery to earn awards: Thanks. TrailsNH provides enhanced features when you login. If we hiked together you`d buy me a beer, right? Catskill 3500, NE 100 Highest June (4)   If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks. Prominence is a popular metric for peaks for two reasons: 1) it’s objective and relatively easy to calculate, and 2) higher prominence peaks are more likely to be interesting with higher independence vs. peaks with lower prominence. The only real view is from Sunday River Whitecap, and it … April (2)   The lift line, White Heat, was billed as "the steepest longest widest trail in the East." Sunday River Trail Map Newry, Maine. Sunday River Whitecap: Location: USA-Maine: Elevation: 3335 ft / 1016 m: Ascent Trip Report Grafton Loop from Eddy Road trailhead counter-clockwise. Grafton Notch is a magnificent mountain pass in Southwestern Maine, a short drive from Gorham, NH, the last major trail town that Appalachian Trail thru-hikers visit before leaving New Hampshire. A peak’s prominence, also known as topographic prominence or relative height, is a measure of how distinct a peak is from other peaks. My hiking partner, Nancy, and I had an off-trail adventure in the Mahoosuc Range near Bethel, attempting to find our way to Sunday River Whitecap, one of the most spectacular summits in a region known for its spectacular summits. One weird section of Grafton Loop that appeared to be blazed in orange. Sunday River Whitecap is a 3,335 ft (1,017 m) mountain located in Oxford County, Maine, United States.It is flanked to the west by Slide Mountain, and to the southeast by Stowe Mountain. Alpine Plants are rare and fragile. Add in the blueberry picking and this trail is a must-do in Western Maine. Whitecap is #9 and Little Whitecap is #11 according to Sunday River’s trail map. NOAA also has these forecasts for Sunday River Whitecap ME: Sunday River Whitecap ME 7-Day Forecast (text)   Sunday River Whitecap is a mountain, just South of Grafton Notch on the West side of route 26. Sunday River Whitecap, on the Grafton Loop Trail, features 360-degree panoramic views from its bald summit. “White Heat,” which is located just below the White Cap chairlift, is the resort’s infamous bump run. 2014 (2)   2020 (11)   It’s defined as the vertical distance between a peak and the lowest contour line surrounding that peak and no higher peak. The trail then continues descending southward, skirting Slide Mountain, to Miles Notch. Here is more pages and websites about Sunday River Whitecap, in addition to the trip reports listed above. No recent reports found for Sunday River Whitecap. From Sunday River Whitecap, the Grafton Loop Trail descends into Miles Notch, elevation 2,350 feet, and after cutting through the notch, begins a long and gradual climb up an arm of Old Speck Mountain. Thanks for contributing! These posts have been tagged with Sunday River Whitecap ME, or … It is flanked to the west by Slide Mountain, and to the southeast by Stowe Mountain. Snowboarders will find terrain parks on Whitecap, Locke Mountain, Barker Mountain, and near the South Ridge Lodge. A newly opened trail in the Bethel Community Forest, the Summit Ridge Trail is a 3.2-mile out-and-back hike with a mild pitch and four different scenic viewpoints, including a look at the backside of Sunday River's Locke Mountain and White Cap. We’ll review and let you know when it’s approved. As planned." This hiking trail map for Sunday River Whitecap ME was design by TrailsNH, 2017 (4)   Trip report archives compiled by month for posts tagged with Sunday River Whitecap ME (or within 1.5 miles of it). Sunday River skiing. November (2), Sale prices on all kinds of cool gear: hiking, running, trekking, Visit Black Diamond Equipment to help support TrailsNH. NH Trailwrights 72, Adirondack 46 Prominence ranks are calculated only for peaks with known prominence. Submit Your Site, NH 100 Highest 2 nights out, 1st at East Baldpate and 2nd at Bull Run. 2013 (6)   Sunday River Whitecap ME Hourly Forecast (graph). One makes it back. Here are the mountains and hills within a few miles of Sunday River Whitecap ME. TrailsNH has just about every hiking trip report, trail advisory, and forest road closing in the Northeast. Note that prominence is not the same thing as a peak’s vertical drop, which is usually extremely difficult to calculate because a peak’s base elevation can be highly subjective. Privacy Policy The White Cap exteriors look much like several of Sunday River Resort’s other slopeside complexes but the difference is the way these mostly one-bedroom units are laid out: they are one level. The Brew Haus is located inside the Whitecap Lodge, slope-side off White Heat ... SEE US ON THE TRAIL MAP. Seven Springs Trail Map Seven Springs, Pennsylvania. Hunter Trail Map Hunter, New York. Other nearby spots for hiking to blueberries: Overset Mountain: Greenwood The Roost: Evan’s Notch This article is within the scope of WikiProject Geography, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of geography on Wikipedia. NH 4000 Footers This is not the mountain that hosts Sunday River Ski Area. First peak of the day. Three Mile Trail is a nice long green winding around Barker Mountain, Lollapalooza is a good cruising green along the edge of Jordan Bowl at the extreme end of Sunday River Ski Area. 2011 (5). Sunday River Whitecap is a 3,335 ft (1,017 m) mountain located in Oxford County, Maine, United States. There is a extensive alpine zone on the the Grafton loop trail side of the summit. Sunday River Whitecap is within the watershed of the Androscoggin River, which drains into Merrymeeting Bay, the estuary of the Kennebec River, and then into the Gulf of Maine. Poop off trail and bury it. From here the trail begins ascending Sunday River Whitecap, passing several open views and then coming out on the open north ridge to finish the climb to the summit where there are views in … August (11)   Trip report archives compiled by year for posts tagged with Sunday River Whitecap ME (or within 1.5 miles of it). (. There is a extensive alpine zone on the the Grafton loop trail side of the summit. 2018 (4)   "Doing a Grafton Loop West hike for my red-lining. Outstanding views. with a focus on what's most important for your outdoor adventure. White Cap A-308 - Sunday River Condo. Note that since many peaks in peakery still have unknown prominence, the ranks are subject to change as new prominence info is added. TrailsNH is designed, built, and maintained by, Weather Forecast: Sunday River Whitecap ME, https://www.openstreetmap.org/node/358224867, https://www.peakfinder.org/?lat=44.549&lng=-70.8973&name=Sunday+River+Whitecap+ME, https://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=12619, https://www.strava.com/heatmap#15/-70.8973/44.549/gray/all, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunday_River_Whitecap. The first phase of the White Cap expansion on the 1987 Sunday River trail map The White Cap Lodge (2007) The Little White Cap Quad (2007) The trailbuilders have built extensive scree walls to keep hikers from degrading the alpine zone and the route is well graded with planty of switchbacks.