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Ascent of Old Speck on 1975-07-01

Climber: Paul Blanchette

Others in Party:HS friends
Date:Tuesday, July 1, 1975
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Old Speck
    Location:USA-Maine
    Elevation:4160 ft / 1267 m

Ascent Trip Report

Went up to the pond and slept on shelter floor that night but did old speck first. Next day went down through Mahoosuc notch and out. Mahoosuc notch is a very interesting hike as you must go over and under rocks to get through.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:950 ft / 288 m
    Elevation Loss:2820 ft / 858 m
    Distance:8.2 mi / 13.2 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:620 ft / 188 m
    Extra Loss:70 ft / 21 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:Appalachian trail then east spur
    Trailhead:dip before old speck  3610 ft / 1100 m
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:2750 ft / 837 m
    Extra Gain:330 ft / 100 m
    Distance:7.4 mi / 11.9 km
    Route:appalachian trail, mahoosic, notch trails
    Trailhead:trailhead for speck pond trail  1740 ft / 530 m
Ascent Part of Trip: speck pond 75 (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDate
1Mahoosuc Arm1975-07-01 a
2Speck Pond Peak1975-07-01 b
3Old Speck1975-07-01 c



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