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Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Old Speck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Monday, July 30, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot was approaching capacity 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail was in fine shape from trailhead to summit 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw three happy pups enjoying a lovely day out.  
Bugs
Bugs: Negligible. Didn't wear bug juice, either. Wow!  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Superlative weather after a week of wet. The trail had some mud here and there, but it wasn't deep, or it had stepping stones or bog bridging. Otherwise, the trail was dry, clean, and clear. The waterfall in the lower section was moving some water, so those interested in refilling their supply won't have to wait for a thin trickle.

The view from the summit was fantastic, with an easy view of Umbagog lake. Lots of hikers doing the Grafton Loop, and a lot of AT hikers, NOBO, SOBO, and flip-flop of various flavors. (Come to think about it, the one I didn't meet was a section hiker.) Reports from them were that the nearby trails were in good shape overall.

Photos on my blog. As always, feel free to share the URL with interested parties and post to social media.  
Name
Name: Protean Wanderer 
E-Mail
E-Mail: hiker@proteanwanderer.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-07-30 
Link
Link: http://www.proteanwanderer.com/2018/07/31/trip-report-old-speck-mountain/ 
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