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Kennebago Divide, White Cap Mountain
Seven Ponds, ME

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Following moose tracks to Kennebago Divide
Following moose tracks to Kennebago Divide

Route: Logging road, bushwhack, herd path, (Kennebago Divide), herd path, bushwhack, logging road, herd path, (White Cap Mountain), herd path, logging road

The logging roads were (in some cases barely) drivable, so we bushwhacked to Kennebago Divide and White Cap. Almost half a foot of snow near the top of the drivable logging road, while upwards of a foot of snow in the higher elevations.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Difficult
Destination: Kennebago Divide
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal
Destination: White Cap Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Moderate
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal


Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Sunday, January 1, 2012
Parking Elevation: 2,600'
Destination: Kennebago Divide
Time Elapsed: 01:18
Trailhead Elevation: 2,600'
Summit Elevation: 3,775'
Vertical Gain: 1,225'
Destination: White Cap Mountain
Time Elapsed: 01:11
Trailhead Elevation: 3,775'
Summit Elevation: 3,856'
Vertical Gain: 706'
Hike Time Elapsed: 03:20
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,931'


The logging road to the col, adajacent to the last possible parking area
The logging road to the col, adajacent to the last possible parking area

Looking at undercast over Canada from near the summit of Kennebago Divide - Click to enlarge
Looking at undercast over Canada from near the summit of Kennebago Divide

A brief glimpse at blue sky on the way to White Cap Mountain
A brief glimpse at blue sky on the way to White Cap Mountain

The socked in summit of White Cap Mountain - Click to enlarge
The socked in summit of White Cap Mountain

Topographic map of Kennebago Divide, White Cap Mountain


Directions to trailhead: From Oquossoc, take Route 16 west, then take a right onto Morton Cutoff (logging road). After about 3.2 miles (from Route 16), take a right onto Lincoln Pond Road (may also be signed Tim Pond Road). Follow this until about 10.5 miles, then take a left onto another logging road (two culverts were washed out on this road in summer 2011, which will likely prohibit low to medium clearance vehicles from crossing without boards). At about 13.8 miles take a right onto Wiggle Brook Road. At 14.4 miles, take a left onto an unnamed logging road. As of summer 2011, vehicles with decent clearance and four wheel drive should be able to reach a parking area at about 2600 feet in elevation.

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