Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Braintree Mountian - North South (Middle) Peak, Braintree Mountain - South Peak, Braintree Mountain - South South Peak, Mt. Cushman, Rochester Mountain, VT
Trails: Haraden Flint Trail, Dustin Martin Extension, unknown trails, bushwhacks, woods roads, road walk
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Friday, May 18, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
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.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: picked up one tick.  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: 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.
Name: bryan, zporterColdRiverCampCook 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-05-19 
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