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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Old Speck Mountain, ME
Trails
Trails: Appalachian Trail
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, May 31, 2020
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Lot alarmingly full mid day. Most people out have been on table rock though, as we only saw about 10 all day 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Wet Trail, Wet/Slippery Rock, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Snow/Ice - Monorail (Unstable) 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several water crossings, all very straightforward  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Trail is looking good, a few minor blowdowns (step over) 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: Our dog had a blast, and met 3 equally excited and mud covered friends.  
Bugs
Bugs: Too cold for bugs 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: Decent spring conditions, some unavoidable mud but nothing horrible. Minor snow/messy monorail as you near the top. For me, not worth dealing with the issue of putting spikes on but carry them and make the call. Very windy, temps near freezing and several morning squalls didn't hinder trail conditions but did make the fire tower too icy to climb. Basically, this is a solid hike in every way. Well marked trail, plenty to look at (a few little waterfalls and flumes, pretty woods,) enough vert to make you realize you certainly are on a mountain, and some good views at, and near, the summit.  
Name
Name: Sara 
E-Mail
E-Mail: wec1999@hotmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2020-06-01 
Link
Link: http:// 
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