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Peaks
Peaks Big Spencer, Big Spencer-Southwest Peak, ME
Trails
Trails: Big Spencer Tr.
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We drove in following the route in the AMC ME mountain guide. Should be okay for any car. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: No issues. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Trail was steep and wet, but a quick route to the tower. The recognized highpoint of Big Spencer is a bushwhack from the towers. The bushwhack started thick and really didn't let up for the entire route. We went to three bumps, one recognized and two with strings from past recognition. We followed the ridge crossing over the sub bumps towards the SW peaks. Going was slow and thick, but never terrible. We had best luck favoring the west to avoid cliffs on the way up to the recognized summit of the SW peak. We returned by a very similar route. The going was very slow due to thick woods. 9 hrs. to go less than 8 mi.  
Name
Name: bryan, zporterColdRiverCampCook 
E-Mail
E-Mail: zap88@tds.net 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-03 
Link
Link: http:// 
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