Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mendon Peak, VT
Trails: Woods road, bushwhack
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Bucklin Trail parking is open 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Snow - Packed Powder/Loose Granular, Snow/Ice - Frozen Granular 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment: Snowshoes 
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes: Only one that took a big leap. 
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: Few easy stepovers. 
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Do I dare say this was a piece of cake? We followed the woods road to where the snowmobile track ended, then continued on the woods road leftish. We bypassed the first cairn and continued (left) on the road. Some barebooters walked this route and went left at a fork - don't follow them, go right on the snowshoe tracks. We followed the road to where it went down quite a ways and intersected the bushwhack trail. Here we followed the broken track (rather than our original plan of continuing on the road to the second cairn and bushwhack). The tracks went straight up Dorset; they traversed back and forth up this steep open area. This took us up to the ridge between east peak and the main peak, just a little bit (0.1 mile) left of Dorset summit. Many thanks to whoever broke this route, it cut about 3 miles off our original plan for a 6.5 mile trip. If you need Mendon, now is a good time.  
Name: Cole 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2023-02-11 
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