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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: Thursday, January 2, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed and plenty of room 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged right now. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blowdown close to the parking lot but you can walk around it. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Pups should be fine. I didn't see any today unfortunately. 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: I was the first car in the lot and the first person to summit and the trail was perfect. There was a good snowshoe track started but the snow was still soft. Snowshoes are definitely needed. Higher up the wind had erased the path but the trail is still easy to follow as the blazes are still visible. I re-broke the trail but the wind still managed to erase my tracks. On the descent I encountered a large group of youth with 2 leaders. All the kids were in micros and had destroyed the trail. It was a minefield of gouges and postholes that caught my snowshoes. I did my best to try to smooth it out but given they still had to descend the trail, anything I did will be trashed. Total bummer as the trail had been shaping up nicely.  
Name
Name: Frankenfoot 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ukisukinaminanu@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-01-03 
Link
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