Ascent of Mendon Peak on 2010-09-19

Climber: Tomoko Nakajima

Date:Sunday, September 19, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mendon Peak
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

Darryl 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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:
1Little Killington2010-09-192356 ft / 718 m
2Mendon Peak2010-09-192557 ft / 779 m
Total Trip Gain: 4913 ft / 1497 m    Total Trip Loss: 4913 ft / 1497 m

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