|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Blueberry Mountain, Speckled Mountain, ME|
||Bickford Brook Trail, Blueberry Ridge Trail, Bickford Slides Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Thursday, November 12, 2020|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Easy parking today at Brickett Place lot just past notch gate |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||All hoppable |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||A couple decent sized blowdowns along the Bickford Brook Trail between Spruce Mtn trail and slides |
|Lost and Found:
||We didn't see anyone else the entire day, even though there was one other vehicle in the lot when we arrived, and a different one in its place when we returned. |
Trails were in great shape, only muck where water bars were still holding water, or drainage couldn't fully function. Blueberry Ridge heading up to Blueberry Mtn summit, and Speckled was spectacular - no issues at all. The amount of leaf in the hardwoods was unbelievable! Made for a bit of a tricky descent from the Spruce Mtn junction. We decide to do a loopdiloo, going past the upper slide trail junction, to go UP the Bickford Slide trail - good choice! There were some wet rocks in there, lots of damp or wet moss. Also a lot of down leaves in there too, without much foot traffic to tamp them down. We very carefully made our way down through the thick leaf to the first pool of the upper falls, so pretty. It was a solid climb to continue up to the larger falls, and any leftover blazing was extremely faded (wilderness), and most that were still visible to the trained eye were facing the wrong directions (thanks Forest Service).
Windy, cool, but beautiful.
||bria, danielle |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.