Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails: Old Speck Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, March 5, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plowed with lots of room. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Snow - Drifts, Snow/Ice - Postholes 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: All bridged 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Some debris from the last wind storm on the trail and a few minor blowdowns. Nothing significant. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Not a doggo to be seen today but the trail is fine for winter hiking pups. 
Bugs: Not yet. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: The lower portion of the AT up to the junction with The Eyebrow can be done in spikes. Even a bit beyond that is still well packed with only small drifts. Once you get to about 2700 feet or so, the drifts become deeper and I switched to snowshoes and found them very helpful. I wore them on the descent all the way to beyond even the junction with The Eyebrow before switching back to spikes. It was brutally cold today and very windy so I don't know if my tracks will be drifted over by tomorrow. Plan on bringing the snowshoes, and wearing them, for sure. Please, don't be that guy who postholes the trail. We will all talk about you behind your back.  
Name: Frankenfoot 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-03-05 
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