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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Old Speck Trail, Mahoosuc Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Large and plowed but kind of an ice rink right now. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All easy 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One little walk-around blowdown about 1/2 mile up trail. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Percy the mtn dog gave this hike two paws up. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Looks like route was snowshoed, then barebooted, with resultant frozen divots and postholes making for sometimes tedious walking and careful foot placement. We carried snowshoes, but 'spikes were the way to go given the trail conditions. What this trail needs is a good 12" of snow. ;p

No tracks going toward Speck Pond. Took a few steps that direction. There is a thin icy crust over 8-10" loose granular. Bring snowshoes!  
Name
Name: Snowflea and Fancypants 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2016-12-28 
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