View Full Version : Old Speck via AT

05-24-2010, 06:11 PM
Great weather today and several people were out enjoying :D

Pretty straight forward. At the lower elevations, the trail was dry. Snow began just below the junction with the spur trail out to the summit. It was mostly patchy with just a few sections that required traversing.

There was some minor blowdown, but nothing that wasn't easily avoided.

Bugs were not too bad. I did apply some bug spray at the start of the hike though and the bugs were noticeable when stationary for an extended period at the summit (they seemed to prefer my dog though).

Sunscrean would have been wise today (but it got left on the dining room table). Nothing special is required at this stage to complete the hike.

For those traveling east along US Route 2, there is a 6 mile section of construction between ME 113 and Bethel that is down to one lane and the pavement is ripped up. Expect some delays through the area.