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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: Monday, January 3, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: The parking lot was plowed and I was the first one in the lot at 8:30. 5 cars in the lot at 1p. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Ice - Blue, Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Snow - Drifts 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Some open, some not. All rock hoppable if open. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: The trail is in good shape for winter hiking pups. Sadly I saw no pups today. 
Bugs
Bugs: I looked but didn't see any. I guess they are in hell where they belong. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: It was 5 degrees at the trailhead which solidified the slush from yesterday. The trail was packed pretty solid but there are some footprints frozen from the warmer temps. The trail is well broken and stays on track. Up higher it was cold enough and windy enough to require face protection even in the sheltered parts of the trail. There was some minimal drifting up higher but not enough to warrant snowshoes. There is still boilerplate ice under the snow in some places and exposed thick ice in others. I packed crampons and thought about using them on the descent but having ditched the rock spikes for brand spanking new Hillsounds, I was fine and the crampons went for a ride. I didn't see another soul on the trail today so I guess everyone else was across the street.  
Name
Name: Frankenfoot 
E-Mail
E-Mail: ukisukinaminanu@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-01-03 
Link
Link: http:// 
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