Ascent of Mendon Peak on 2008-12-29

Climber: M (whichway) Lardiere

Others in Party:Marc Howes
Al Dwyer
Date:Monday, December 29, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mendon Peak
    Elevation:3840 ft / 1170 m

Ascent Trip Report

Delilah's first bushwhack - she's made for this type of hiking.
Our hike began at the same parking lot that is used for the Bucklin trail, but instead of going into the woods on the left, we went through the gate that blocks the road.
Marc led most of the time, so Delilah stuck with him. once in awhile, she ran (all the way back) to me to check in. other than the fact that i was out of shape, it was a pretty easy hike. we found the jar, signed in, and headed back toward the trail. Marc continued on to do Killington and Pico, while Al and i headed back to our cars and then to Long Trail Brewing for a brew and a burger. i'll still need to get Pico another time, but that's fine.
Marc met us at LTB a couple hours later, and we all headed back to the white house where Marc and Al stayed the night before their next VT hike.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2060 ft / 627 m
    Round-Trip Distance:7.8 mi / 12.6 km
    Trailhead:1780 ft / 542 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Overcast

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