Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mendon Peak, VT
Trails: Catamount XC ski trail, logging roads, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Sunday, September 22, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Bucklin @0600, full at 11 when I got back. Spots available at the gate 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail, Mud - Minor/Avoidable 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: The yellow signed crossing was easily hoppable 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes:  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Nothing of note 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: A nice little morning saunter over to Mendon. The logging roads are pretty clear for takeoff.

When you get to the big clearing after the house, stay straight and duck into the woods. You will come to a Y where the left is an obvious logging/atv road, and the right is a well worn herd path, stay left here. After this, say less than a half mile, you will come to another Y of logging roads, I stayed right and that worked perfectly. Aside from that, it's pretty straight forward. After the yellow signed brook crossing at approx. 2.5 miles, the trail (logging road) begins to ascend steeply via switchbacks. The first cairn is large and obvious at a switchback, the second one has a chain atop it (with some flagging and a faint herd path up the hill - it dies in about 20 feet), and the third is a ways up the road (this is the route you'll find on all trails). I knew roughly where the herd path (from cairn 3) was so I bushwhacked from the chain cairn to the path. It is very easy walking through fern glades and saves approximately 0.3 each way for very minimal effort.  
Name: The Teal Goat 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-09-22 
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