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Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks
Peaks Mendon Peak, VT
Trails
Trails: Woods road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, December 7, 2019
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking, Wheelerville Road is well plowed and sanded. Lot is well plowed.  
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder, Slush 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes, Light Traction 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Two of the the four Crossings over Eddy Brook are tricky. One involves a bit of acrobatics and a log.  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Old Jeep road and bushwhack. Most of the flagging tape from last summer looked to have been removed. Flagging Police? Who knows?  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs
Bugs: Nope 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: Nothing 
 
Comments
Comments: It was a great day for a NEO40 group hike. Unbroken fresh powder ~ 3 to 18 inches depending on elevation. We cut trail all the way to the summit. Got a little disoriented approaching the col just east of Mendon (In between Mendon and Little Killington), so our snowshoe trench is somewhat circuitous, but it'll get you there.

You really want to use snowshoes for this one for now. We met a another hiker on the summit who had bare booted in the trench we packed. Looked like he sank a little with every single step and did have a few deeper postholes. Give it a few freeze/thaw/pack cycles and should be good for boots alone.

We took the 4 crossings route. It's still very damp in spots so expect to take some stops to deball your snowshoes.  
Name
Name: Al-X 
E-Mail
E-Mail: powerpackager@gmail.com 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2019-12-09 
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