Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails: Old Speck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 26, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: only a few cars in fairly large lot 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet/Slippery Rock, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: a couple easy ones 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: fair-lots of broken deadfall-we tossed obvious ones off the trail 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: now would be a hassle for dogs due to wet, deep snow 
Bugs: N/A 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: fine weather with temps 20's to 30's, mostly blue sky; NW wind an issue only in a few spots. about 4" crustly snow at parking lot which progressively increased to 1-1.5 feet higher up. we broke trail for 80% of the way until a couple guys went ahead to summit; when descending, a narrow trench was being established, although very messy under foot with melting snow/ice [will change with coming storm]. microspikes were helpful on icy sections; trail too irregular under foot to make snowshoes not helpful until more snow covers the rocks/roots.
over all, very nice day on a trail that is significant work. views from tower with metal ladder were infinite 360, but wind was nasty above the clearing.
Kestrel data (clearing): T=23F W=5mph WC=12F [wicked on tower]  
Name: jacksons/NNEOS 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-10-27 
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