“The bears were really active. We followed one up the mountain the entire way, then again on our way down. Probably the same bear — maybe peak-bagging. We never laid eyes on him but we knew he was very close. And likewise to be sure.” This was reported to us by Redline Guide Ken Hodges. Ken was in Vermont guiding a returning guest who opts for privacy. Specifically he was leading on Mendon Peak (3839′), one of the New England Hundred Highest (NEHH) mountains. Like many on this list, Mendon Peak has no trail so it is technically a bushwhack. There are paths, however: “herd paths” which are basically worn human trails established by repeated use. The team enjoyed no such luxury in this case, however. No herd paths were to be found. The snowfall made sure of that. The bushwhack was fairly legitimate as a result.
Great job, Ken. Congratulations team for the summit. Thank you for choosing Redline Guiding.