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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Old Speck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes:  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is in good shape, maybe one or two small blowdowns.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: First car in lot around 830. Quick 3 hour hike up and down Old Speck. I've taken Eye Brow every time for the views and fun, but decided against it today. Didn't wanna exhaust myself in the cold. Trail is packed down pretty good for the first 1-2 miles, then some serious drifts (maybe knee to waist high) till the top. Drifts were worse in the small growth areas, where more wind could get through, and not as bad with the thicker trees. Didn't climb the tower with the wind, it was banging around pretty good up there. No views up top, socked in. Whenever I hike Old Speck, I also go over to the ledges heading north on the AT towards Speck pond, some good views there, but decided against it. Face was getting pretty cold, balaclava and neck gaiter froze up pretty good. Snowshoes are an absolute must. Two other cars in lot when I got back down around 1145. Must've been across the street checking out Table Rock.  
Name
Name: Steve 
E-Mail
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Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-01-24 
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