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Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Old Speck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 3, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty at the trailhead. There were about 5 other cars in the lot at 10am.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All well frozen 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None. Trail was clear. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw one 7yr old yellow lab who looked great. 
Bugs
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost my clear plastic sunglasses with blue lenses somewhere in the first mile from the parking lot.  
 
Comments
Comments: Went up and down Old Speck Trail. Someone must have attempted the Eyebrow because there were footprints on the way back that weren't there in the morning. Trail was packed snow with about a 1" dusting from the previous night. There was one person ahead of me in microspikes who broke through the thin snow cover. Micro spikes were very suitable for most of the trip.

About a mile from the summit the trail got steeper and the snow deer. I had to switch to snowshoes and saw the other hiker headed down so I broke the rest of the trail. Snow was generally about 12" deep from there to the top. Summit was wonderful but cold. On the way down, ran into two other parties of hikers who were only in micro spikes.  
Name
Name: Carlos 
E-Mail
E-Mail: madden.carlos@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-05 
Link
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