Outings for July, 2015

7/4 (Sat) Mt. Hunger
We’ll hike up Mt. Hunger from the Waterbury Center side of the mountain. This trail goes up pretty steadily with a few scrambles near the top. Estimated hiking time is 2¼ hours up and 1¼ hours down. Moderate hike, moderate to strong pace, 4.4 miles round trip, 2290’ ascent. Group limit 12. Contact leader by 7/2. Sheri Larsen, 878-6828 or larsen007@aol.com

7/11 (Sat) Laraway Loop
From Davis Neighborhood we will head over to Codding Hollow, follow the
Long Trail up over Laraway Mt., and return via Davis Neighborhood Trail. Moderate hike, moderate to strong pace, 5-8 miles, <2400’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 7/9. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or  david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

7/12 (Sun) Waterbury Reservoir by Canoe or Kayak
Enjoy a two to three hour paddle on the Waterbury Reservoir. We‘ll access the Reservoir from the less-used boat access off Rt. 2 near the Waterbury dam. Moderate outing at a moderate paddling pace. Group limit 8. Contact trip leader by 7/11 for meet-up time and directions but please take note: This outings leader is not an early riser. Subsitute leader: David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com (Ted Albers is benched with an injury).

7/17 (Fri) Lincoln Gap to Appalachian Gap
We’ll carpool from Burlington to Appalachian Gap to drop off car(s) and proceed to Lincoln Gap. This a wonderful all-day ridgewalk along the Long Trail with our initial ascent up to Mt. Abraham. From here north, the trail continues ascending and descending several
4000′ peaks with 360 degree views. 12.3 miles. Bring your binocs and a fun attitude for this all day moderately-paced hike. Ideally we’d like to begin hiking @ 0830 from Lincoln Gap. Contact leader at least one day in advance. Pete Saile, 658-0912.

7/18 (Sat) Elephants Head Trail (Stowe)
This hike starts from the Stowe ski area and goes up Route 108 until we get to the Elephants Head Trail. This winds up and around to Sterling Pond. Moderate hike at a moderate pace, ~7.6 miles, 1400’ elevation gain. Contact leader for details. Wes Volk, wesvolk@gmail.com or 355-4135.

7/19 (Sun) Mt. Hunger West
Come enjoy a relaxing hike with a picnic at the summit and explore a quarry near the parking area. Moderate hike, moderate pace, 8 miles, 2500′ elevation gain. Group limit 8-10. e-mail leader by 7/14. Adam Heckle, 233-8091 or aheckle@uvm.edu

7/25 (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. Moderate hike, moderate to strong pace, 9 miles, 2600’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 7/23. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

7/26 (Sun) Adam’s Apple
We’ll head up the Long Trail from Rte. 108 in Stowe stopping at Taft Lodge then on to the Adam’s Apple with great views. Moderate hike with moderate pace, Contact Mary Keenan at keenan158@yahoo.com or 658-2104.

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