|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Old Speck Mountain, ME|
||Old Speck Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Monday, July 30, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lot was approaching capacity |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||Trail was in fine shape from trailhead to summit |
||Saw three happy pups enjoying a lovely day out. |
||Negligible. Didn't wear bug juice, either. Wow! |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
||Protean Wanderer |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.