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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Old Speck Trail, Mahoosuc Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, January 8, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking lot is plowed 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Sherlock had a great time 
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Conditions were great. The trail is hard packed snow with no ice. But there are areas near the top with solid ice on the rocks under the snow so if the ice becomes exposed then good spikes would be important. Right now either snowshoes or spikes can work for the entire hike. From the tracks it looked like no one had worn snowshoes but the the trail was still pretty smooth without post holes. I'd say spikes are preferred until the last mile then snowshoes would be easier since it becomes looser with some blown in snow.  
Name
Name: Rick Simmons 
E-Mail
E-Mail: RickNH1@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-08 
Link
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