Outings for December 2015

12/5 (Sat) Mt Hunger & White Rock
We’ll climb the Waterbury trail to the summit of Mount Hunger, taking a side trip to the summit of nearby White Rock Mountain on the way back. Difficult hike, moderate pace, 6.5 miles round trip, 2500′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 12/3. David Hathaway, 899-9982, or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

12/6 (Sun) Stimson Mountain
We will take the abandoned long trail from Bolton Notch road North and then take the new long Trail south to Stimson Mountain and back to Bolton Notch road. Difficult hike, moderate pace. Group limit 10. Contact leader for details. Phil Hazen, 355-7181, or Philhazen@comcast.net

12/12 (Sat) Mt. Abe
Heading up the Battell Trail, we’ll stop at the shelter for a quick snack before ascending to the summit. Perfect 360 views will await us! Difficult hike, strong pace, 5.8 miles round trip, 2500′ elevation gain. Contact leader for details. Robynn Albert, 878-4036, or robynnalbert@hotmail.com

12/13 (Sun) Mt. Mansfield via Halfway House
We’ll park at the State Park Gate of Underhill State park, then hike up to the CCC road to the Halfway House Trail. From there we’ll take the LT north to the Chin and return via Sunset Ridge or Laura Cowles. Rifle Season, bring something orange to wear. Difficult hike, moderate pace, 7 to 8 miles round trip, 2900′ elevation gain. Contact leader for details. Wes Volk, 355-4135, or wesvolk@gmail.com

12/19 (Sat) Camel’s Hump via the Burrows Trail
Depending on the weather, we will either hike or snowshoe to the top of Camel’s Hump from the Huntington side. Moderate hike, moderate to strong pace, 4.8 miles round trip, 1950′ elevation gain. Group limit 12. Contact leader by 12/17. Sheri Larsen, 878-6828, or larsen007@aol.com

12/19 (Sat) Winter Solstice at Butler Lodge
We will meet in Stevensville in the afternoon to hike to Butler Lodge, arriving just as the sun sets over the Adirondacks. We will return by lamplight. Pagan rituals encouraged. Distance: 3.2 mi. Difficulty: Moderate. Mary Lou Recor, 660-2834 or mlrecor@myfairpoint.net.

12/20 (Sat) Stimson Mountain Snowshoe
Lets take the new Stimson Mountain LT relocation from the new Winooski Bridge parking lot to Airway tower (side-trail) & back same way. Approx. 6 miles round trip, 1,800’ gain. Moderate hike at a moderate pace. Perfect weather guaranteed or your money back. Contact leader for details. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net

12/27 (Sun) Butler Lodge
From the Stevensville trailhead we’ll follow Butler Lodge Trail to Butler Lodge, and if we’re ambitious, we may continue up the Wampahoofus Trail to the Forehead of Mt. Mansfield. Moderate hike, moderate pace, 3.6 miles round trip, 1500′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 12/25. David Hathaway, 899-9982, or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

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