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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: Monday, December 30, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The lot is plowed and plenty of space.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: No issues.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A blowdown right at the beginning of the trail and a few others along the way - all were easy to go around.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Didn’t see any dogs out there today.  
Bugs
Bugs: None.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing.  
 
Comments
Comments: We did this one to wrap-up our mini-Maine vacation. The storm Sunday night had dumped a few inches of snow at the higher elevations but very little down low. One in our group started out with spikes while two opted for snowshoes - although they weren’t needed down low the heel lifts made the steep climb more enjoyable. The upper half did have enough snow from Sunday to make snowshoes a helpful tool. Although there was a group of people that did take the right towards the Eye Brow, we did not visit it either on the way up or on the down. We never saw them again and there car was gone so not sure what they ended up doing.

Monday’s storm arrived while we were on the mountain - while we broke the trail both up to the summit and back down again, our work will fade into obscurity. Within ten minutes our steps were filled in and there was no evidence that we were even there. When we left the summit there were no prints - all we did was add to the compacted monorail underneath the fresh snow. The route was easy enough to follow since I’ve done it a few times. It there are slot that you need to double check for the next blaze.  
Name
Name: Michael and Monica 
E-Mail
E-Mail: michaelfblair@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-30 
Link
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