Outings for November 2014

11/1 (Sat) Tillotson and Belvidere
We’ll loop up the Frank Post Trail to Tillotson Camp and on to Tillotson Peak, then go back south on the Long Trail to Belvidere Mountain, and return on the Forester’s Trail. Difficult, 8.5 miles, 2400’ elevation gain, moderate to strong pace. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 10/30. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

11/2 (Sun) Mt. Ethan Allen
Round trip of six miles on the Forest City Trail and the Long Trail. Moderate to difficult hike. Bring lunch, water, warm clothing, and rain gear. Dogs are welcome. Contact Carlene Squires at 434-2533 or carlene@gmavt.net for meeting time and place.

11/8 (Sat) Mt. Mansfield
Ascend via Halfway House Trail to the Chin, descend Sunset Ridge Trail. 7 miles, strong pace, group limit 10. Contact leader by 11/6. Robynn Albert, 878-4036 or robynnalbert@hotmail.com

11/9 (Sun) Wind Gap
This hike gives two very different views of Camels Hump, and passes a fast flowing brook (with a good bridge), beaver ponds, and Montclair Glen Lodge. The trail starts at the Camels Hump parking lot in Huntington (with a slightly longer version if people prefer). Moderate difficulty, slow pace, approx. 4.5 mi. We can hike this with or without the Allis Trail; we’ll decide when we meet up. Group limit 8. Contact leader in advance. Carollee Reynolds, carolleereynolds@gmail.com or 399-4285.

11/15 (Sat) Hunger and White Rocks
Six miles at a strong pace. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 11/13. Robynn Albert, 878-4036 or robynnalbert@hotmail.com

11/16 (Sun) Camels Hump via Monroe Trail
Starting from the Couching Lion Farm in Duxbury, we will climb the Monroe Trail to the summit of Camels Hump and return the same way. Difficult hike, moderate to strong pace, 6.8 miles, 2700’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 11/14. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

11/22 (Sat) Abbey Pond
Enjoy the recently upgraded Breadloaf Section’s Abbey Pond Trail in East Middlebury. Great for dogs! The first short section climbs moderately to the first bridge, but eventually ascends steadily and ends at the nice little pond. Easy, 4.6 miles (from 1.5-1.6 miles, the hiking becomes easier because terrain is gentler); 1260’ elevation gain, leisurely pace. This is best hiked when it’s dry as the trail can be muddy. Group limit 8. Contact leader in advance. Carollee Reynolds, 399-4285 or carolleereynolds@gmail.com

11/23 (Sun) Madonna Peak via Spruce Peak and Sterling Pond
Come enjoy a rewarding pre- Thanksgiving hike with a quick ascent into possibly snow/icy mountaintops, with resting time at shelter and summit. Difficult, 10 miles, >2500’ elevation gain, moderate pace. Group limit 8. Contact leader by 11/17. Adam Heckle, 233-8091 or aheckle@uvm.edu

11/29 (Sat) Mansfield Ridge
From Underhill State Park we’ll head up Sunset Ridge to the Mansfield Chin (summit), then follow the ridge to the Forehead and return via Maple Ridge and the CCC Road. Difficult, 9 miles, 2600’ elevation gain, moderate to strong pace. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 11/27. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

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