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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Old Speck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 19, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Wide open on this less than ideal conditions. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple of trees look like they have come down recently, but people are bushwhacking around them so I am not completely sure. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: If they do not mind rocky trails I would imagine this is fine for them. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Old Speck Mountain has amazing views and I really believe they should make it the 49th 4000 footer and just rename the list as a White Mountain list instead of only White Mountains of NH. There is one more 4000 footer in the White Mountains, but is gets no respect since it is in Maine.

The trail is rocky and footing is less than ideal. The trail also gains elevation early and then levels out more once you get on the ridge.

We had a dusting of snow down low, that turned into a trail completely covered and some significant ice flows that we wish we had spikes for, to about two inches on the summit, and then warmed up conditions on the descent where everything was melting (which made the slippery leaves even more of a pain).  
Name
Name: BobTheLoveGoat 
E-Mail
E-Mail: BobTheLoveGoat at yahoo dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-24 
Link
Link: http://lovegoatfilms.blogspot.com/2018/10/hiking-uncle-eddie-of-white-mountains.html 
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