Outings for February 2015

2/1 (Sun) Lake Mansfield via Nebraska Notch

From the Stevensville parking area we’ll snowshoe up Nebraska Notch to Taylor Lodge, then descend to Lake Mansfield and return. Moderate hike at a moderate to strong pace, ~7.6 miles, ~1600’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 1/30. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

2/8 (Sun) President’s Hike: Duxbury Window

Let’s recover from the Burlington Section Annual Meeting by taking an easy hike up to the Duxbury Window. This Long Trail hike starts at the trail head on Duxbury Road near the Winooski River at the lowest point on the LT. The trail follows Bamforth Ridge, one of the flanks of Camels Hump, for about 1.6 miles (one way) and gains about 950 feet. Your Section President guarantees perfect weather and great views or your money back. Easy, leisurely pace, 3 miles round trip, no elevation gain. Contact Ted for meet-up information: ted@ted-albers.net

2/14 (Sat) Camels Hump Loop

From Burrows parking lot we’ll snowshoe over to Forest City Trail and hike up to the Long Trail. From there we approach the summit, summit, then come down the Burrows Trail back to the parking lot. Moderate hike, moderate pace, 5.2 miles, 2200’ elevation gain. Wes Volk, 355-4135 or wesvolk@gmail.com

2/21 (Sat) LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area

Snowshoe the LaPlatte River Marsh Natural area, the Shelburne Bay Clarke Trail and perhaps some of the Ti-Haul trail, all in Shelburne. Easy, leisurely pace, no elevation gain. Total distance to be determined by the group depending on the trails we take but will be between four and six miles, mostly flat. This is a chance to get familiar with the walks around Shelburne Bay and the LaPlatte River. Meet at the public boat launch, Shelburne Bay, on Bay Road at 9:00 AM. Please RSVP and contact Ted Albers ted@ted-albers.net

2/28 (Sat) Camels Hump Loop We’ll take Forest City Trail to Montclair Glen Lodge, then climb the Long Trail to the Camels Hump summit and return along the Burrows Trail. Difficult 6 mi. snowshoe at a moderate to strong pace, 2400’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 2/26. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

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