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Peaks
Peaks Speckled Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Blueberry Ridge Trail, Bickford Brook Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, July 13, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Parking at Brickett Place is a fee area, room for 10 cars or so - full today. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: all easy rock hops 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: One small stepover on blueberry ridge right before the stream crossing; larger duckunder on bickford brook just above spruce hill trail junction and one larger stepover below the spruce hill trail junction - both trimmed. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Easy canine hike - not much water on the upper parts of these trails so bring along some extra. Other than the streams down low there is water at the spring just past the blueberry mountain summit and the spring past the speckled summit 
Bugs
Bugs: Mosquitoes and flies out in force today especially as we headed down the bickford brook trail from the summit so bring protection 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: A great loop hike though it was hot and humid out today so we went a bit slower and drank lots of water. Took blueberry ridge up and bickford brook down. Some wet and slippery rock heading up the steep section on blueberry ridge up to the summit of Blueberry Mountain. A number of spots of mud between the summit of blueberry mountains and the upper junction with bickford brook otherwise nice and dry. Bickford brook was also nice and dry. Great hike with a number of great view spots on the blueberry ridge trail and of course the summit of Speckled. Well worth a visit for those who haven't taken this hike.  
Name
Name: Brian from Maine 
E-Mail
E-Mail: brobert1@maine.rr.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-07-14 
Link
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