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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lots of cars ended up parking on the road 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: So after Stratton I headed off to Newry to see if Old Speck was broken out. The number of cars said that things were great and they were up to the final ridge. I even stopped at the second to last lookout and had some tea and honey so that I would not catch anyone before the summit.

Unfortunately, it did not work out that way. As I got close to the last ridge there were two parties coming down. There was some confusion as to where the trail to the tower was. The reason for this was that the drifts are 6 feet above the sign for the spur. I actually looked down on the sign and headed in that direction. There were at least two groups that were up there and they had wandered yogi chogi all over the place. I met Spunk and another leader headed in the right direction and eventually with a little mushroom magic they found the summit. Conditions on the way down were starting to be sticky and there was balling. The real problem will be tomorrow when all the snow comes off the trees. Saw some skiers getting great lines down the brook on the way down.  
Name
Name: Little Brown Mushroom 
E-Mail
E-Mail: camosteve955@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-02-18 
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