|Hiking Trail Conditions Report|
||Mendon Peak, VT|
||Woods road, bushwhack|
|Date of Hike:
||Saturday, December 7, 2019|
|Parking/Access Road Notes:
||Plenty of parking, Wheelerville Road is well plowed and sanded. Lot is well plowed. |
||Snow - Unpacked Powder, Slush |
||Snowshoes, Light Traction |
|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:
||Old Jeep road and bushwhack. Most of the flagging tape from last summer looked to have been removed. Flagging Police? Who knows? |
|Lost and Found:
||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.
Disclaimer: Reports are not verified - conditions may vary. Use at own risk. Always be prepared when hiking. Observe all signs. Trail conditions reports are not substitutes for weather reports or common sense.