|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Old Speck Mountain, ME|
||Old Speck Trail|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, December 31, 2022|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Lot is well plowed |
||Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Snow - Unpacked Powder, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow - Wet/Sticky, Snow - Spring Snow, Snow/Ice - Postholes, Slush |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction, Traction |
|Water Crossing Notes:
||The main water crossing is a giant sheet of ice, so traction is definitely needed |
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
|Lost and Found:
||Appalachian Trail, Grafton Loop Trail|
With the high temps, trail conditions are a mess - more like March conditions, than the last day of December. There's a decent amount of snow from the parking lot and particularly after the upper junction with the Eyebrow trail. The trail is not well packed or stable at all and there are a ton of postholes. Even in showshoes we were postholing, particularly above 3,000'. Difficult conditions until things freeze up again.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.