Outings for November 2015

11/1 (Sun) Camel’s Hump via Monroe Trail
Day hike to the summit on a steeper incline, mostly under tree line. Difficult hike, moderate pace, 6.8 miles round trip, 2600′ elevation gain. Group limit 8. Contact leader for details. Nate Richard, (603) 957-6420, or nrichard@mail.smcvt.edu

11/7 (Sat) Mount Mansfield Forehead
We will start at the Stephensville parking lot and ascend Mansfield via the Butler Lodge trail, take the ever-famous Wampahoofus,  then onto the Forehead for a clear hike overlooking the valley. Difficult hike, strong pace, 6 miles round trip, 2600′ elevation gain. Contact leader for details. Robynn Albert, 878-4036, or robynnalbert@hotmail.com

11/8 (Sun) Mount Mansfield
With early-morning frost, and crisp leaves on the ground, we will head up the Butler Lodge Trail for a little snack at Butler Lodge. And then it is the Wampahoofus Trail to the Forehead. And then, and then . . . The Chin with great views under those crystal blue skies. Difficult hike, moderate pace, 10 miles round trip, 3000′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader for details. Phil Hazen, 355-7181, or Philhazen@comcast.net

11/14 (Sat) Camels Hump Loop
We’ll take Forest City Trail to Montclair Glen Lodge, then climb the Long Trail to the Camel’s Hump summit and return along the Burrows Trail. Difficult hike, moderate pace, 6 miles round trip, 2400′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 11/12. Substitute trip leader Nate Richard, (603) 957-6420, or nrichard@mail.smcvt.edu

11/15 (Sun) Mt. Ellen via Jerusalem Trail – CANCELLED
Moderate hike, moderate pace, 4.2 miles round trip, 2150′ elevation gain. Group limit 8. Contact leader for details. Nate Richard, (603) 957-6420, or nrichard@mail.smcvt.edu

11/21 (Sat) Mount Mansfield Chin Halfway House
We will start at the summer (or will it be winter??!!) parking area, and ascend Mansfield via Halfway House. We’ll hike the ridge to the Chin, turn around and descend via Laura Cowles. A great way to build up an appetite and spend time with old friends and new ones! Difficult hike, strong pace, 7 mile loop, 2600′ elevation gain. Contact leader for details. Robynn Albert, 878-4036, or robynnalbert@hotmail.com

11/22 (Sun) Mansfield Loop
From Stevensville road we hike up Butler Lodge trailand Wampahoofus Trail to the forehead for a total of 2.8 mi. Traverse the ridge for 1.8 mi. Then backtrack to Maple ridge, down it, and through the Frost Trail. Fantastic hike! Difficult hike, moderate to strong pace, 10 miles round trip, 2500′ elevation gain.Contact leader for details. Wes Volk, 355-4135, or wesvolk@gmail.com

11/27 (Fri) Mt Ethan Allen via Forest City Trail
Get your last non-winter hike in before the season is over. Difficult hike, moderate pace, 8 miles round trip, 2500′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 11/22. Adam Hecklee, 802-233-8091, or aheckle@uvm.edu

11/28 (Sat) Stowe Rec Path Walk and Talk
We will meet in Stowe village and walk the rec path to its end and back. Or you can turn around whenever you feel like it. Please bring stories to help pass the time. Distance: up to 11 relatively flat miles. Easy to moderate depending on how far you walk. Contact leader for details. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net, 660-2834.

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