Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Wheelock Mountain, Ide Mountain, VT
Trails: Bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Thursday, December 22, 2022
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: We parked in a large, plowed area off of Standard Mountain Road, just north of Standard Pond West Peak. Look for the Wildlife Refuge sign. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Unpacked Powder 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Several small walkovers but significant crossing South Wheelock Brook. Look for logging road bridge south of Wheelock Mountain. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: None 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes: None 
Bugs: none 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found: None 
Comments: Hiked north through thick woods, ran into a well packed ski trail that took us to the base of Ide Mountain with a sign and jar. After summitting Ide we descended to South Wheelock Brook, hiked along the brook (too difficult to cross) until we reached a logging road/ski trail that took us over the brook and to the base of Wheelock Mountain. The summit is marked with a sign and the canister was located in an ammunition box that also serves as a geocache site. The box was buried under several inches of snow. This is a marvelous hike, easier than expected, following logging roads. The views from the ledges can't be matched. It was interesting to note that the registers were signed by several fellow NH 500ers who I know from my days of doing the NH 500.  
Name: Gordo  
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2022-12-23 
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