When:
Sunday, Dec 29, 2019 8:30a -
8:30p

Where:
Wellington Revere Beach Pkwy
Revere Beach Pkwy
Medford, MA 02155

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Admission:
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Categories:
< 21, Date Idea, Meetup, Social Good, Sports & Active Life

Event website:
https://p.ridj-it.com/app/trips-search?id=40207

Old Speck Mountain is the fourth largest peak in Maine at 4,170 ft and one of the fourteen 4,000 footers in the state. We'll be hiking up via the Eyebrow trail which leads to a ledge overlook with views of Grafton Notch and the surrounding peaks. The trail meets with the Appalachian Trail before heading to a spur trail to the summit. There is a fire-tower at the summit which offers a panoramic view of the White and Mahoosuc Mountain ranges. We'll be hiking down via the Appalachian Trail back to the trail. The total hike will be 6.6 miles in a partial loop. This summit counts for the New England 67 and the Northeast 111.


Previous hiking experience is required, preferably with at least 1,500 ft. of elevation gain. However, no previous winter hiking experience is needed, as long as you have the proper gear.


Trail: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/maine/old-speck-mountain-trail


Trail conditions: https://www.newenglandtrailconditions.com/peaks/meoldspeckmtn.php


Printable Map: https://www.maine.gov/dacf/parksearch/PropertyGuides/Maps/FullSize/graftonmahoosucmap.pdf


There will be a gear check for this hike at the pick up location and at the trailhead if you're a non-carpooler. If you don't have the gear, you will not be allowed to join the hike. No exceptions!


What to bring:


Waterproof, winter-hiking boots


Snowshoes (I will confirm this depending on the trail conditions)


Microspikes


Gaiters


Water-resistant or waterproof pants. Thermal layer if necessary.


Non-cotton base layer (preferable wool or synthetic).


Non-cotton, breathable mid-layer


Water-resistant or waterproof hard/soft shell jacket


Hat


Gloves


Headlamp (in case we hike into the night with the early sunsets)


2-3 liters of water that won't freeze. (Insulated water bottle or other method)


Snacks and lunch. You will be burning a lot of energy!


Positive attitude


If you have questions, feel free to comment below or use the Ridj-it chat and I will respond as soon as possible!

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