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Ascent of Old Speck on 2010-04-26

Climber: Kevin Knight

Others in Party:Can't Find ClimberID Isaiah Knight
Date:Monday, April 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Speck
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:4160 ft / 1267 m

Ascent Trip Report

The bottom of the trail was nice and easy. We went up the Eye brow trail with this trail you gain elevation fast, there is a few spots where there is metal hold bars and even a wire to help you up a spot. From the intersection of the loop trail we went right up the mountain. from that spot we started to encounter snow that reached up to 2 feet deep. We kept falling through. The trail is deceiving there are 3 humps you need to climb before the summit . At the summit there is a nice watch tower that you can get a 360 veiw.beautiful. On the way down we went the other way intead of the Eye brow and there is many cascades and waterfalls to see. the trail intersects the eye brow trail just before the parking lot. After the hike me and my brother sat on one of the tables and had a great and well needed cookout.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:3660 ft / 1115 m
    Total Elevation Loss:3660 ft / 1114 m
    Round-Trip Distance:8.6 mi / 13.8 km
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Stream Ford, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Crampons, Ski Poles
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:3660 ft / 1115 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2660 ft / 810 m; Extra: 1000 ft / 304m
    Loss on way in:1000 ft / 304 m
    Distance:4.8 mi / 7.7 km
    Route:Eye Brow
    Start Trailhead:Old Speck parking lot  1500 ft / 457 m
    Time:5 Hours 
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2660 ft / 810 m
    Distance:3.8 mi / 6.1 km
    Route:Old Speck trail
    End Trailhead:Old Speck Parking Lot  1500 ft / 457 m
    Time:3 Hours 



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