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Peaks
Peaks Blueberry Mountain, Speckled Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Bickford Brook Trail, Blueberry Ridge Trail, Bickford Slides Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, November 12, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Easy parking today at Brickett Place lot just past notch gate 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A couple decent sized blowdowns along the Bickford Brook Trail between Spruce Mtn trail and slides 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: 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.  
Name
Name: bria, danielle 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-11-12 
Link
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