Ascent of Mendon Peak on 2010-09-19
|Date:||Sunday, September 19, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3840 ft / 1170 m|
Ascent Trip ReportDarryl and I left Richmond P&R at 7:30AM, 09/19/2010 and got to Bucklin Trail Parking Lot on Wheelerville Rd around 9AM after 1.5 hours drive. We started to hike on Bucklin Trail to reach AT/LT for 3.4 miles. It took about 1.5 hours to get to AT/LT & Buckling Tr Junction. At the beginning of Bucklin Trail is very flat, and eventually it becomes continuous steep ascent. On LT/AT, we hiked toward South, passed Cooper Lodge after taking a break for snack time. We hiked LT/AT about 1.6 miles or so, then, started bushwhacking to aim to Little Killington first. After peakbagged it, we continued bushwhacking toward West, eventually we arrived at Little Mendon Peak(East side of peak), then, real Mendon Peak at West side.
We found canister and signed it in.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||2557 ft / 779 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||2557 ft / 778 m|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cool, Calm, Overcast|
| Gain on way in:||2557 ft / 779 m|
| Gain Breakdown:||Net: 2257 ft / 688 m; Extra: 300 ft / 91m|
| Loss on way in:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Bucklin Trail at Wheelerville Rd 1583 ft / 482 m|
| Loss on way out:||2257 ft / 687 m|
| End Trailhead:||Bucklin Trail TH at Wheelerville Rd 1583 ft / 482 m|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Mendon_LittleKillington_Bushwhacking|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 4913 ft / 1497 m Total Trip Loss: 4913 ft / 1497 m
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