Outings for March 2105

3/1(Sun) Mt. Abraham Via Battell Trail

Depending on the weather conditions, we will hike or snowshoe to the top of Mt. Abraham via the Battell Trail.  The views from the top in winter can be really lovely.  If it is icy, crampons or microspikes and poles will be necessary. Difficult hike, moderate to strong pace, 6 mile round trip, 2500′ elevation gain. Group limit 12. Contact leader for details: Sheri Larsen 878-6828 or larsen007@aol.com

3/7 (Sat ) Cross Country Ski Outing at Camels Hump Nordic Center

Moderate to difficult terrain but lots of fun with the right conditions. Trails are generally groomed. Trail fee. Group limit 10. Contact leader for details: Carlene Squires 434-2533 or carlene@gmavt.net

3/14 (Sat) Snowshoe Mt. Hunger and The Reservoir

Snowshoe up this smooth white carpeted rocky trail like it was just an easy stroll. Return and then stop in at The Reservoir. Moderate hike, moderate pace, 4.4 miles, 2500’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Phil Hazen, 355-7181.

3/15 (Sun) Mount Mansfield North Ridge

Ascend via Taft Lodge and North Ridge. Crampons required. Difficult hike, strong pace, estimated 6 miles, 2800’ elevation gain. Wolfgang Hokenmaier, 343-8175 or hogges@gmx.net

3/21 (Sat) Butler Lodge to Nebraska Notch

Starting from Stevensville, we’ll hike the Nebraska Notch Trail to the Long Trail, then follow it to Butler Lodge and return along the Butler Lodge Trail. Moderate snowshoe hike at a moderate to strong pace, 6.2 miles, 1700’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 3/19. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

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