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Salt Ash Mountain
Shrewsbury, VT, Plymouth, VT

Trailheads, measurements, times, distances, and maps are all approximate and relative to the hike(s) as shown below.
Snowmobile corridor 7 prior to bushwhacking to Salt Ash Mountain
Snowmobile corridor 7 prior to bushwhacking to Salt Ash Mountain

Route: Logging road, snowmobile trail, bushwhack

We started off walking the logging road extension of Salt Ash Road, up to the landing around 2,350 feet. From there, we followed snowmobile corridor 7 if I recall correctly (not too wet), which gradually climbed then slabbed east/southeast. Once we were on the south side of the mountain, we bushwhacked up through generally decent woods, though a bit wet from the previous day's rains. There were some prickers to deal with in places, and the terrain steepened a bit and transitioned into mixed softwoods near the top. No views to be had from the summit, but I suspect there could be some when the leaves are down. Some views south/southwest from some glades as well.

Hike Ratings
Getting To Trailhead: Moderate
Destination: Salt Ash Mountain
Length: Moderate
Steepness: Difficult
Navigation: Difficult
Views: Minimal
Crowds: Minimal

Hike Stats
Date Hiked: Saturday, August 23, 2014
Parking Elevation: 2,270'
Destination: Salt Ash Mountain
Time Elapsed: 00:45
Trailhead Elevation: 2,370'
Summit Elevation: 3,286'
Vertical Gain: 936'
Hike Time Elapsed: 01:45
Hike Vertical Gain: 1,056'

The gate on snowmobile corridor 7
The gate on snowmobile corridor 7

A lack of views on Salt Ash Mountain - Click to enlarge
A lack of views on Salt Ash Mountain

Directions to trailhead: From Shunpike Road in Mt. Holly, take Shrewsbury Road north, which eventually becomes Mt. Holly Road. At the junction with Eastham Road, take a right onto Eastham Road, then take a left onto Bailey Road. Take a right onto Salt Ash Road, soon after bearing a right at a fork. Low clearance vehicles may have issues at this point. In summer 2014, a high clearance vehicle could make it most of the way to the snowmobile corridor 7 junction.

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