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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain (attempt), ME
Trails
Trails: Old Speck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All water crossings were frozen. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A few blowdowns easy to hop over. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Would not recommend bringing a dog. The snow is incredibly deep. 
Bugs
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: I lost my iPhone 7 Plus somewhere in the first half of the climb up on Old Speck Trail. It is in a black otterbox case. Please email me if you think you found it. It was not backed up. :( 
 
Comments
Comments: We broke trail for over 4 hours and never reached the true summit. The snow was incredibly deep and snowshoes weren't enough for the trail. Many times we thought we were lost despite following a clear cut in the trees. The trail is not well marked and we would often go 15+ minutes in between blaze sightings. Furthermore, the blazes are white which is difficult to see in the snow covered terrain. We met up with 2 other groups today and we all had to turn back before reaching the summit because of the time/amount of sunlight left. Nobody reached the summit. I would not recommend trying this mountain at this time unless you absolutely know the trail and start before sunrise. Be safe and happy trails!  
Name
Name: Sean Fitzgerald 
E-Mail
E-Mail: s.pat.fitzgerald@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-02-10 
Link
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