|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Old Speck Mountain, ME|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, February 18, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lots of cars ended up parking on the road |
||Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Little Brown Mushroom |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.