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Aug 15 2016
uphill_junkie
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 Joined Apr 28 2010
 Tucson, AZ
Speckled Mountain LoopWestern, ME
Western, ME
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2016
uphill_junkie
Hiking10.09 Miles 2,693 AEG
Hiking10.09 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   3.03 mph
2,693 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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This is such a nice hike. The Bickford Brook trail is all in the trees, which I LOVE!!! And I love the sound of a brook almost the whole time toward the bottom. Then the top offers pretty limited views, but still nice. The way down on the Blueberry Ridge trail is the money - so many pretty views, as with a lot of hikes in the Whites. We only say about 2 people the entire day. Most people in the Whites are peak baggers and only will do hikes to get their 48 four thousand footers badges. I am not typically a list ticker, so I go for the less crowded or super pretty and awesome ones. I would rather repeat a hike that I absolutely loved than tick off a peak with no view just to say I did it. :)
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Aug 13 2011
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 Guides 2
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 Joined Apr 28 2010
 Tucson, AZ
Speckled Mountain LoopWestern, ME
Western, ME
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2011
uphill_junkie
Hiking8.39 Miles 2,651 AEG
Hiking8.39 Miles   2 Hrs   36 Mns   3.23 mph
2,651 ft AEG
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We took the Bickford Brook Trail up & the Blueberry Ridge Trail down. Blueberry Ridge Trail is a MUCH more interesting & beautiful trail. Had I known, I probably would've skipped my preference of doing a loop hike & done this one both ways. It was steep & very cool. Lots of granite and more blueberries than one could eat in a year! I guess it's a good thing I'm not a fan, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten home today! :D I realized from the top that I couldn't see my lake from the summit (which I forgot about since you can see the mountain plain & clear from the cottage across the lake!) There used to be an old fire tower on the summit, which is now just 4 cement blocks, and you can see nothing but mountains surrounding you, but no Kezar Lake. We only saw 4 people and 2 dogs on the way up (one guy was smoking a cigarette!! :yuck: ) and there were a few people on the summit, but they soon cleared out and Tug & I had the place to ourselves. It was quite peaceful & serene!
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Aug 13 2011
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 Joined Feb 28 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Speckled Mountain LoopWestern, ME
Western, ME
Hiking avatar Aug 13 2011
Tugger
Hiking8.39 Miles 2,651 AEG
Hiking8.39 Miles   2 Hrs   36 Mns   3.23 mph
2,651 ft AEG
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