Outings for October 2015

10/3 (Sat) Camels Hump
With crystal clear blue skies and early fall colors, we will hike up to Monroe trail, Dean trail and north on the Long Trail to the summit of Camels Hump. Difficult hike, moderate pace, 7.4 mile round trip, 2700′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader for details. Phil Hazen, 355-7181, or Philhazen@comcast.net

10/4 (Sun) Mt. Mansfield’s Forehead via Frost and Maple Ridge Trails
Starting from the Stevensville Parking Lot in Underhill, we will hike up the Frost Trail, across Maple Ridge Trail, and then continue up to the Forehead of Mt. Mansfield. We’ll return the same way. This should be a great hike to see the fall foiliage. Difficult hike, moderate to strong pace, 5.6 miles round trip, 2600′ elevation gain. Group limit 12. Contact leader by 10/4. Sheri Larsen, 878-6828, or larsen007@aol.com

10/10 (Sat) Gap to Gap (Monroe Skyline – Lincoln Gap to Appalachian Gap)
Difficult hike, 11.6 miles, ~2400′ elevation gain. Contact leader for details. Lindsay Pokorak, lpokorak@gmail.com

10/11 (Sun) Greatest Views on the Long Trail
With brilliant fall colors, we will hike up an old abandoned section of the long trail from Bolton Valley ski area. At the intersection with the current Long Trail we will go north over Bolton mountain to Puffer Lodge and enjoy the most stunning views on the long trail. Difficult hike, moderate pace. Group limit 10. Contact leader for details. Phil Hazen, 355-7181, or Philhazen@comcast.net

10/12 (Mon) Mt Hunger West
Enjoy a relaxing hike surrounded by fall foliage to the summit with quick stop at quarry. Difficult hike, moderate pace, 8 miles round trip, 2500′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 10/5. Adam Heckle, 802-233-8091, or aheckle@uvm.edu

10/17 (Sat) Tillotson & Belvidere
We’ll head up the Frank Post Trail to Tillotson Camp and on to Tillotson Peak, then go back south on the LT to Belvidere Mountain, and return on the Forester’s Trail. Difficult hike, moderate pace, 8.5 miles round trip, 2400′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 10/15. David Hathaway, 899-9982, or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

10/24 (Sat) Camels Hump Loop
We’ll take the Monroe and Dean trails from Camel’s Hump Road in Duxbury, then ascend the LT until we hit the summit and comeback down the Monroe Trail. This will be the last day of bow season for deer, bring something orange to wear. Difficult hike, moderate pace, 7.4 miles round trip, 2200′ elevation gain. Contact leader for details. Substitute leader David Hathaway, 899-9982, or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com.

10/25 (Sun) Mt. Abe via Battell Trail
Difficult hike, moderate pace, 6 miles round trip, 2500′ elevation gain. Contact leader for details. Rich Larsen, 878-6828, or larsen007@aol.com

10/31 (Sat) LaPlatte River Marsh Natural Area
Walk the trails around the LaPlatte River Marsh Natural area, the Shelburne Bay Clarke Trail and perhaps some of the Ti-Haul trail, all in Shelburne. 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. Easy hike, 350’ elevation, easy pace, good chance to see some fall-birds. Contact Ted Albers ted@ted-albers.net

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