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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Speckled Mountain (attempt), ME
Trails
Trails: Bickford Brook Trail, Blueberry Ridge Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 9, 2021
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The gate is closed so parked on the road to the campground. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Ice - Breakable Crust, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts, Leaves - Significant/Slippery, Snow/Ice - Small Patches 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction, Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The first water crossing was a little tough as the rocks were icy and the water was a little high, the other crossings weren't so bad. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One blow down, trail was in expected condition for this time of year. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: lost some gloves, found them where the other hiker left them for me 
 
Comments
Comments: My plan was to get to Speckled Mt and Blueberry Mt via the Bickford Brook Trail and coming down Blueberry Ridge Trail. I got a late start and didn't have the time to get up to either summit. There was some snow and ice on Bickford Brook Trail getting icier on the upper elevation, spikes went on close to the trail junction with Spruce Hill. Blueberry Ridge was the wrong trail to go down, it was treacherous going down the icy ledges covered in a dusting of snow. The Kahtoolas were useless so I tried to slide down when possible. After I got past the steep part, the rest of the trail was relatively moderate after that part. I saw one other person out going in the opposite direction and he found some gloves I dropped and left them for me. Thanks!  
Name
Name: Geoff 
E-Mail
E-Mail: g_fijal@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2021-12-13 
Link
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