Old Speck Climber's Log

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Brian Jenkins

Brian Jenkins - Aug 20, 2017 9:27 am Date Climbed: Aug 11, 2017

No views  Sucess!

First one of the trip out east. With Brian and Ben Clate. Cloudy up top but climbed the tower anyway.


Grampahawk - Aug 8, 2017 9:14 am Date Climbed: Sep 14, 2016

great fall day  Sucess!

We did this on our way back from Reddington, Saddleback and the Horn. Beautiful fall day. Nice views from nthe top. Working on finishing my NE 4000 footers.


JRaphaelson - Mar 27, 2017 12:37 pm Date Climbed: Mar 26, 2017

Including Eyebrow  Sucess!

Beautiful blue day a few days after spring began with perfect snow conditions and no winds to speak of.


technicolorNH - Apr 24, 2016 8:31 pm Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2016

Via the AT out of Grafton Notch  Sucess!

Two hours and twenty minutes up the AT from the Notch TH. There were more people on the trail without microspikes than with, which I considered somewhat Darwinian but at least four teenage ladies who lacked them had the sense to turn around. The nastiest part was just before the junction where the short summit side trail splits off from the AT. There were a lot of views and you don't have to wait for the top to see them although the fire tower on the summit rises over the trees completely.


BobD3 - Oct 31, 2014 3:15 pm Date Climbed: Jul 18, 1971

A long time ago  Sucess!

On a thru hike of the AT from Katahdin to PA.
Date is approximate.
A beautiful area indeed.


nartreb - Sep 5, 2011 10:32 pm Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2011

cloudy  Sucess!

Morning hike from Speck Pond campsite. We considered visiting Mahoosuc Notch in the afternoon, but lightning surrounded us on Mahoosuc Arm and we retreated to camp. Naturally sunshine returned as soon as we reached the pond.


TMF - Jul 12, 2011 6:58 pm

...  Sucess!

good climb


Kristin5berry - Feb 11, 2011 7:27 am Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2006

Once is enough  Sucess!

Lots of horseflys


Slibs - Sep 29, 2010 9:02 pm Date Climbed: Sep 27, 2010

AT via the Eyebrow Spur  Sucess!

What an amazing misty day. I had a great view from the ridge to the south. The summit was completely clouded in. It was fantastic though and peaceful without seeing anyone for the entire day. Loved all the fall colors, can't wait to go back and see the view from the top.


Enapai - May 24, 2010 7:31 pm Date Climbed: May 24, 2010

Along AT  Sucess!

Pretty straight forward. Enjoyed the early summer temps (mid 80s). Wish I remembered my sunscreen.

chugach mtn boy

chugach mtn boy - Nov 1, 2009 7:01 pm

Great peak  Sucess!

Quite a spectacular hike. Love the Maine mountains.


TLP - Jan 25, 2009 12:55 pm Date Climbed: Oct 7, 2008

Old Speck trail  Sucess!

On a great fall day I went to Old Speck. My nephew Teddy was born while I was on the mountain! I wrote a trip report about if if you want to check it out..


Tahawus - Aug 12, 2008 8:24 pm Date Climbed: Jul 1, 2008

Old Speck  Sucess!

Climbed via the Old Speck Trail from Grafton Notch. A great introductory hike to everything Maine has to offer. A steep and steady ascent from Grafton Notch led to great views from the summit tower. The only downside was the swarms of black flies swarming around the summit.


eric-griz - Nov 17, 2007 8:47 am Date Climbed: Aug 9, 2000

Thru hike  Sucess!

Passed over this rock on my 2000 AT thru-hike.


buzzdainer - Oct 14, 2007 10:52 pm Date Climbed: Aug 1, 1995

Good place to get lost, apparently  Sucess!

I climbed the firetower, even though I wasn't supposed to. It felt good.

Bark Eater

Bark Eater - Sep 19, 2007 12:35 pm Date Climbed: Aug 10, 1989

Mahoosuc range traverse  Sucess!

Enjoyed a week finishing my Maine AT adventures, starting in Rangely, finishing in Gorham, NH.

J Fox

J Fox - Jun 27, 2007 3:36 am

Grafton Notch  Sucess!

Climbed with my uncle, father and brother when I was about 7. I don't remember too much about it other than thinking it was a long hike.


Sheazula - Nov 20, 2006 2:17 am Date Climbed: Aug 4, 2006

Side Excursion  Sucess!

Took the side trail off the AT. worth the short side trip, great views, the Mahoosucs are quite a majestic string of Mountains.

royswkr - Jul 3, 2006 8:19 pm Date Climbed: Sep 19, 1977

Up Firewardens Trail  Sucess!

Spent night at Carlo Col 12 hours from Grafton Notch


bewencher - Jun 12, 2006 8:02 pm Date Climbed: Jun 11, 2006

Old Speck Trail (Standard Route)  Sucess!

Despite the dreary weather, I honestly enjoyed this mountain. The waterfalls and slides along the trail made it worth it. Several points where I am sure that would be a great view. But, during our trip, all they did was show us what complete nothingness looked like! It was a good time. I expect that I will hike this one again once my NE4000 are done.

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