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Peaks
Peaks Rochester Mountain, Mt. Cushman, VT
Trails
Trails: Snowmobile/ATV trails
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: parking is as described in the vermont dayhikers guide off rochester hollow road in rochester. the road/trail up to the ridge is well depicted on the usgs/usa topo. the .4 up the road to the "parking area" is fairly rough and was snow covered. fine in mid clearance, but may not be worth saving the short walk if in a low clearance vehicle. rochester hollow road was fairly rutted in spots and was getting muddy come afternoon.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Ice - Black, Snow - Trace/Minimal Depth, Wet Trail, Ice - Blue, Ice - Breakable Crust, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs
Bugs:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
 
Comments
Comments: thanks to ken m for his recent report which prompted me to try this hike today. there was a fresh coating of snow, around an inch, in the woods and on the trail/road down low. some ice on the lower road. once on the ridge and on the trail to rochester mountain i noted little or no ice under the snow, increasing to maybe 2 inches, up to the summit. great view to the east. back in the saddle i followed a gated trail onto state land up towards cushman. this trail is more overgrown like a seasonal snowmobile trail as atv use is prohibited. there are remains of an old firetower on the lower peak and an eastern view. a dip and short climb leads to the summit which has a good western view. the highpoint is a short distance beyond in the woods and is recognized. i retraced my steps back to the car.  
Name
Name: bryan 
E-Mail
E-Mail: bryancuddihee@yahoo.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-11-30 
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