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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Bald Mountain, Speckled Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Woods road, Blue Trail, Yellow Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 19, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: I was the first one there, probably 12-14 when I got back. All spots filled and respectful side road parking  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Ice - Black, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Easy crossing  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Blow down on the dirt road leading to Concord pond, one blowdown going up to Bald and one going over to Speckled.... easy getting around  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Saw a few heading up Bald.... wouldn’t bring one over to Speckled with the ice on the steep part. 
Bugs
Bugs: One mosquito flew in my ear. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Old dirt road, blue blaze, yellow blaze loop trail

Spectacular day for this adventurous hike. Concord pond still frozen. Very icy spot just as you start on the blue blaze trail. Dry mostly to Bald loop junction, a little snow at the loop sign but yellow blaze around ledges is dry. Great view of Shagg pond and surrounding hills. On & off snow with postholes on the Speckled mountain trail. Once you get to the steep part you better have micro spikes because it’s very icy, wouldn’t have attempted it without them. On & off snow once you hit the open ledges to the summit.... a little hazy today but nevertheless great views from the presidentials to Saddleback wind in Washington township.... saw 3 Bald Eagles at the summit.... had to take it real slow going back down the icy steep section then it was clear sailing back over Bald and down to my vehicle. Started off at 29 degrees... around 60 when I was finished. Highly recommend this hike, it’s a beauty.  
Name
Name: Donnie S. 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ds.hydro22@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-19 
Link
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