Cumberland County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: May 28, 2012
Author: Adam Helman

note: All coordinates are in the WGS84 datum.

This effort was part of a larger journey collecting New England county highpoints in May 2012.

I hiked under the obvious ski lift on a true heading of roughly 200° from the parking lot, reaching the ski lift top at (44.04747° N, 70.82098° W) with a GPS-measured 1,752 foot elevation. This 1,250 foot elevation gain consumed 36 minutes.

The east-west trail noted in Dave Covill's report is 400 feet south-southwest at (44.04644° N, 70.82156° W). It wraps-around counterclockwise, surmounting thereby the rock band immediately at-hand to one's south on reaching this point.

After initially taking the trail west it turns south, climbs, and reaches the summit plateau - the counterclockwise motion noted above. At this point one may leave the trail here at (44.04539° N, 70.82268° W), only some 200 feet from the (non-liner) county highpoint.

Hiking east the cited amount now leads to the highest ground at (44.04543° N, 70.82195° W).