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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Speckled Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Evergreen Link Trail, Cold Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, October 31, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parked one car on left shoulder at the start of Evergreen Link (room for 2-3 cars, you can ask the Inn to park if none is available). One car at the end of Enid Melrose Road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant, Leaves - Significant/Slippery 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Small hoppable stream, and bridged crossing on lower logging/snowmo portion of Cold Brook 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One crawl under above the junction for Evergreen Link and Cold Brook 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Found a black glove yesterday, email if it's yours! 
 
Comments
Comments: With most, if not all, crossings high post-rain we opted out of any of our original plans. Little did we know we would still be playing in a river. We ran into two nice guys just above Evergreen Link, and they told us we were about to climb a river. Ha! we thought. However, they were right.

At about 1600' the trail-river began. We cleared out a few water bars along the ascent, which on the return trip proved to be somewhat helpful. Right around 17/1800' you could only walk up with the water, as there were few places to step around. The rockier portions of trail above 2200' were flooded, and walking through brush was necessary. We had the summit to ourselves, ate lunch, and watched threatening clouds swirl in the notch, and over by Kezar lake. The trip down was fun, no one took a dive but we all came close between mud, wet moss and leaves. Lower portion of Cold Brook Trail was a breeze. Small section of beech saplings gave us a quick hold up, but we pushed through and followed the foot bed. After that it was essentially all logging roads and snowmobile trails. Lower crossings were peachy - thanks to the guys for letting us know when we saw them. Amy (who finished redlining six years prior on the same day) took the Evergreen Link back to grab one of the cars, and drove to pick us up at the end of Enid Melrose Road to reduce the walk (thanks!).  
Name
Name: bria, danielle, Nordic gal 
E-Mail
E-Mail: breahmaria@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-11-01 
Link
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