|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Braintree Mountian - North South (Middle) Peak, Braintree Mountain - South Peak, Braintree Mountain- South South Peak, Mount Cushman, Rochester Mountain, VT|
||Haraden Flint Trail, Dustin Martin Extension, Unknown Trails, bushwhacks, Woods Roads, Road Walk|
|Date of Hike:
||Friday, May 18, 2018|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||we parked at the start of the haraden flint ski trail in braintree on riford brook road shortly north of three corners. the "rasta" ski trail system map is available online. the dayhikers guide to vermont describes the rochester/cushman portion of the hike. |
||Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable |
|Water Crossing Notes:
|Trail Maintenance Notes:
||picked up one tick. |
|Lost and Found:
||the ski trails were dry. we took the left branch of the extension trail and shortly before it turned north to cross toddy brook we followed an old road which turned into a newish ski trail and wound south and west to the saddle between north south and south braintree. an old and occasionally vague trail brought us north along the ridge to the recognized highpoint of north south peak. we doubled back to the saddle and headed to south peak on and off an old trail/atv track bushwhacking in a couple spots. the highpoint is recognized. more of the same to south south peak and on to cushman. at one time there was definitely a used trail (atvs, etc) along this portion of the ridge, but at this point it is pretty much abandoned. just below the summit of cushman we picked up the well used trail down to randolph gap and up to rochester mountain. we descended to rochester hollow road via a woods road from the rochester/cushman saddle then walked the hollow road back to three corners and a short distance farther to the trailhead where we parked.|
nice day filling in some gaps on a great piece of vermont ridgeline.
||bryan, zporterColdRiverCampCook |
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.