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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Old Speck Trail, Eyebrow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, October 18, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Almost empty 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: None notable. Crossed some easy stuff on rocks 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Not bad. A blowdown or two. Well marked trails 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: My first 4000 footer in ME. Was hoping the weather would break but it did not. Wet, raining, and even a bit of sleet near the top. Very well marked trails, which is esp helpful with leaves everywhere and rain. Slippery rocks but there is a metal rope and holds on the eyebrow trail. Rest was fine - poles helped with the way down given the wet everything. Ice up high. Even a quarter of an inch of snow on the coldest trail slopes. Wish I had my microspikes once but I crawled down in the trees on the side. Past peak for sure. Went halfway up the tower and then changed my mind as it was caked with ice and a white out. Yeah, fall is fading away. Seems like a nice valley to visit in better conditions  
Name
Name: Tom B 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-10-19 
Link
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