Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mendon Peak, VT
Trails: Logging roads, herd path, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, June 2, 2018
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Logging in progress along Wheelerville Rd, possibly just on weekdays. Wheelerville Rd is in excellent condition. Bucklin Trailhead parking lot had two cars at 8:30am, was full when we returned at 1pm. People were starting to park along the road. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Wet Trail, Standing/Running Water on Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable, Mud - Significant 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: So many black flies at the summit! Bug net hats came in handy. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: It was relatively easy to follow logging roads - including the "high road" - and herd paths to Mendon Peak. We lost the herd path almost immediately on the way down, bushwhacked back to the logging road instead. There was a decent patch of boot-sucking mud where the "high road" rejoins the "low road" between stream crossings #2 and #3, so we went "high" on the way back as well to avoid mud and the extra stream crossings on the "low road".

We ate lunch in our car after the hike to avoid the flies. Saw a ruby-throated hummingbird feeding on flowers by Bucklin trailhead!  
Name: Places We Go 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2018-06-06 
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