Outings for December 2014

12/6 (Sat) Mt. Moosalamoo
Tired of shopping ’til you drop? Holiday Musak getting you down? Then dash with me over the river and through the woods to a winter wonderland on Mt. Moosalamoo. Fa la la la la la la la la. No purchase necessary. Moderate hike, 4.6 miles. Group limit 10. Mary Lou Recor, 660-2834 or mlrecor@myfairpoint.net

12/7 (Sun) Taylor Lodge
From the Stevensville trailhead we’ll follow Nebraska Notch Trail and the Long Trail to reach Taylor Lodge, and return. Easy hike but moderate to strong pace, 4.4 miles, 600’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 12/5. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899- 9982

12/13 (Sat) Camels Hump via Forest City Trail – CANCELLED
Too much snow! The roads to Camel’s Hump is impassable due to many downed trees, so Robynn has cancelled the trip.
Six miles, strong pace. Group size 10. Guaranteed great company! Contact leader by 12/11. Robynn Albert, 878-4036 or robynnalbert@hotmail.com

12/14 (Sun) Stimson Mountain Snowshoe: NOTE: NOW BOLTON SNOWSHOE
As the trail north from he new parking lot up Stimson is not fully marked and compete, will instead snowshoe from the Bolton Nordic parking area to Bolton Lodge, to the Beaver Ponds. Short (2hs. round trip) easy outing. Please e-mail be for meet-up details!
Ted Albers, 557-7009 or ted@ted-albers.net

12/20 (Sat) Solstice Hike
We’ll hike up to Butler Lodge by daylight and hike down by lamplight. Bring some mercifully short words of wisdom to impart or something mercilessly sweet to eat. Moderate, 3.2 miles. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 660-2834.

12/21 (Sun) Laraway Lookout
In between Belvidere and Waterville at the end of Coddling Hollow Road (from Davis Neigborhood), we’ll head over to Codding Hollow, follow the Long Trail up to the Laraway Lookout, and return the same way. The Lookout is obvious on the Long Trail, offering unobstructed views mainly of the Mansfield and Sterling ranges, plus peeks of Lake Champlain. Moderate hike, slow pace, about 7.5 miles, 1500’ elevation gain. Group limit 8. Carollee Reynolds, carolleereynolds@gmail.com or 399-4285.

12/27 (Sat) Snake Mountain
Winter Wonderland Take a winter wonderland stroll (possibly on snowshoes) around old-growth forests and frozen glacial ponds for a wide view of the southern Champlain Valley. Moderate hike at a moderate pace, 7 miles, 1000’ elevation gain. Group limit 8. Contact leader by 12/21. Adam Heckle, 233-8091 or aheckle@uvm.edu

12/28 (Sun) Mount Hunger
We’ll ascend the Mount Hunger Trail on the Waterbury side of the mountain and will go to the summit if conditions permit. Difficult due to winter conditions, 4.5 miles, 2300′ vertical rise. Winter gear required. Contact leader by 12/26. Rich Larsen, larsen007@aol.com or 878-6828

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