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Ascent of Old Speck on 2010-04-26

Climber: Isaiah Knight

Others in Party:Kevin Knight
Date:Monday, April 26, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Old Speck
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:4160 ft / 1267 m

Ascent Trip Report

It was a good day for a hike, i took the day off from school to go on an adventure with my brother Kevin Knight. We set off early around 6:30 from our hometown, It was great temp. The trail overall was good, We went on the back way, up to Grafton's Notch. It was Great if you have the time to stop, a great waterfall and a great tourist attraction in the summer. The trails were generally good, still snow on the ground for April 26th but i thought there might be some. The markers are high and somewhat clear, id reccomend this hike to hikers that enjoy a good walk. It is NOT for beginners It has a 360 degree view at the top (very nice) with a fire tower, (ohh and watch out for the birds they steal your food :(...) But its long all in hike, around 8 miles round trip overall, but we got confused and went the other way and hiked the wrong way about a 1/2 mile so it was almost 9 miles for us but overall i'd have to rate this hike about a 3.5 out of 5 on my scale it had great views, good/okay markers, wide trails, tower. ext.... but it doesnt have a sign at the top, and could be better maintained and wasnt the PERFECT AWWW like previous ones, but it was a good, memerable hike. :)
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:3660 ft / 1115 m
    Elevation Loss:3660 ft / 1115 m
    Distance:8.8 mi / 14.2 km
    Grade/Class:Class 1
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Exposed Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Partly Cloudy
High 50s Low 60s Partly cloudy and cool breezes
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:3660 ft / 1115 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Ebrow to old speck trail
    Trailhead:Grafton Notch Parking Center  500 ft / 152 m
    Time Up:0 Days 4 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:3660 ft / 1115 m
    Distance:4.4 mi / 7.1 km
    Route:Old Speck Trail
    Trailhead:Grafton Notch Parking Center  500 ft / 152 m
    Time Down:2 Hours 30 Minutes



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