Old Speck Climber's Log

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big_g - Jun 9, 2006 12:11 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2000

Up from Mahoosic Notch  Sucess!

Ever northward...


big_g - Jun 9, 2006 12:06 pm Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2000

Up from Mahoosic Notch  Sucess!

Ever northward...

Seth Maciejowski

Seth Maciejowski - Oct 14, 2005 5:14 pm

Route Climbed: Grafton Notch to Summit Date Climbed: December 2003  Sucess!

Lots of snow on top and we had no snowshoes making the last quarter mile very difficult. An awesome mountain.

adwilson - Sep 22, 2005 3:31 pm

Route Climbed: At least three different routes Date Climbed: 1995  Sucess!

The notch is the best.

jhiker - Sep 17, 2005 1:33 pm

Route Climbed: Mahoosuc traverse Date Climbed: August 7, 2005

We didn't actually touch the summit, as we were trying to finish the traverse before dark and were pretty done in, but the climb from the pond is spectacular, as is most of the traverse.


pinch - Aug 12, 2005 1:54 am

Route Climbed: Mahoosuc Notch Date Climbed: October 1992  Sucess!

My Dad and I climbed this and thoroughly enjoyed the glorious fall foliage. I'll scan and submit the pictures I have if I can find them.


woodstrider - Aug 6, 2005 12:51 pm

Route Climbed: Up the AT Date Climbed: 8/29/98  Sucess!

Last day of a great trip. It was foggy and I hardly had a view. I loved the notch.


climber46 - Jul 22, 2005 6:56 pm

Route Climbed: AT (Uphill), Link herd path(downhill) Date Climbed: July 22, 2005  Sucess!

Started hiking up the AT via the Eyebrow Spur. It took 3 hours to reach the summit. It was a tough hike up. The views from the lookout tower were magnificent. Mahoosuc Notch was very visible as well as the rocky upper sections of Baldpate. I spent over an hour at the summit. For the trip down, I hiked the old Link trail down the NE ridge. It was hardly a trail--It reminded me more of an Adirondack unmaintained herd path. The views on the open rock slabs were nice, but many cripplebrush sections of the upper trail are overgrown. It was certainly an adventure. I definitely recommend this peak as a very enjoyable hike.

SteveinFXBG - May 3, 2005 10:45 pm

Route Climbed: Mahoosuc Traverse Date Climbed: June, 2001  Sucess!

It was great to finally reach this summit after the Mashoosucs wore us down. The entire range is spectacular. The climb up from Speck Pond on the exposed shoulder of Old Speck was something else.


CharlesD - Dec 2, 2004 1:25 pm

Route Climbed: AT from Grafton Notch Date Climbed: Sept 6, 2000  Sucess!

Much better trip this time (see earlier summit log entry). They've built an observation tower on the summit now and the views are spectacular. Continued on down lovely open rock ridge to the wonderful Speck Pond (surely one of the best high-altitude ponds in the Whites) for a nice dinner, and an evening stroll around the lake. Several thru-hikers about, nearing the end of their trip. Good luck all.


CharlesD - Mar 25, 2004 10:51 am

Route Climbed: AT from Grafton Notch Date Climbed: June 7, 1997  Sucess!

This was my first time up Speck before they built the tower. Views from summit were so-so. Still some snow in places. Descended the northeast spur off the summit following a trail on the AMC maps. Quickly became a gnarly bushwhacking expedition and I finished the descent on a knee-killing old fire trail straight down the stream drainage to the road.

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