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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Blueberry Mountain, Speckled Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Bickford Brook Trail, Blueberry Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, April 19, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked at area by the entrance to Basin and Cold River campgrounds. Route 113 is gated at the state line. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Spring Snow 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Bickford Brook crossing on the Blueberry Ledge Trail was a short hop from bank to bank at a narrow spot in the brook. Good current from the snow melt. All other crossings were easy. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some tree falls but nothing one can't get around easily. Blazing sparse in the wilderness area. On descent, the arrow pointing left for the descent off the old road to Brickett Place is faded and could be overlooked. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Good for dogs 
Bugs
Bugs: Saw a butterfly or moth on Blueberry Mountain 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Nice loop hike to Blueberry Mountain and Speckled Mountain. Most of the trail up to Blueberry Mountain was bare ground with wet ledges. From Blueberry Mountain to Speckled Mountain there was a mix of snow and bare ground or ledges. The upper reaches of Bickford Brook Trial was mostly snow up to about two feet depth with most stretches of lower depth. I was able to bare boot to Speckled Mountain and used microspikes on descent. The snowshoes were not used as I was not postholing.

Had a nice chat with Rebecca of Westbrook and met many other hikers all of whom lived in Maine. Everyone was practicing social distancing. Good views from many ledges and the summits. From Speckled Mountain, Mt Washington was clearly visible through Zeta Pass.  
Name
Name: WAUMBEK 
E-Mail
E-Mail: WAUMBEK at Roadrunner dot com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-04-20 
Link
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