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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Old Speck Trail, Eyebrow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, March 25, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Well-plowed, though long and thin, so cars ended up parking in line, rather than side-to-side. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
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: 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.  
Name
Name: Erik Bertrand 
E-Mail
E-Mail: erik@bertpc.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-03-25 
Link
Link: http://www.facebook.com/erikbertrand/media_set?set=a.10153746548259567.1073741883.570654566&type=3 
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