|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Old Speck Mountain, ME|
||Old Speck Trail, Eyebrow Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, March 25, 2017|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Well-plowed, though long and thin, so cars ended up parking in line, rather than side-to-side. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||3-5" new snow from the day before greeted those of us who took on the mountain today. I was solo and ended up breaking the Old Speck Trail starting about 0.5 miles up, to the summit. Deeper snow depth up high, about 1+ foot with drifts, but not too difficult. Great mountain, lots of character. This was 67 of the all-season NE 67 for me.|
Passed two couples down low, and encountered a trio of older gentleman on the way down, who I believe broke out the Eyebrow Trail, so I ended up taking that down. It's a steep one! Back down at the trailhead, I talked with a guy who volunteers for the Maine Conservation Corps, who did trail work with a team on Eyebrow the previous Fall, setting up rock steps not too far up. The trail even has steel cable railings for a shorter section just below the slide - can't say I've seen this on a mountain trail in New England before.
||Erik Bertrand |
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.