Outings for January 2016

1/2 (Sat) Mansfield Ridge Snowshoe Trek
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. Difficult hike, moderate to strong pace, > 8 miles, >2400’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 2/26. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

1/9 (Sat) Camels Hump Loop
We’ll snowshoe up the Forest City Trail to Montclair Glen Lodge, then climb the Long Trail to the Camels Hump summit and return along the Burrows Trail. Difficult hike, moderate to strong pace, 5-8 miles, >2400’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 1/7. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

1/16 (Sat) Camels Hump via Monroe Trail
We will climb to the summit of Camels Hump (2,583’) following the Monroe Trail and return by the same route, approximately 6.8 miles, difficult hike at a moderate pace. Depending on the snow conditions, bring micro spikes and/or snowshoes. Moderate pace, difficult hike, 6.8 miles, 2583’ elevation gain. Substitute leader David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

1/23 (Sat) Mount Mansfield Forehead
We will start at the Stevensville parking lot and ascend Mansfield via the Butler Lodge and Wampahoofus Trails. When we reach the Forehead we’ll have a clear view overlooking the valley. Treats will be served at the Lodge! Moderate snowshoe, 6 miles round trip. Robynn Albert, robynnalbert@hotmail.com or 878-4036.

1/24 (Sun) Stowe Pinnacle
Join us for a great winter outing to one of the best views in Vermont. The trail is moderate, but the scenery is dramatic with a broad view of Mt. Mansfield and the Stowe Valley. Snowshoes and/or microspikes required. Moderate, 2.8 miles, 1520’ elevation gain. Kim Farone, kfarone@yahoo.com

1/30 (Sat) Pease Mtn. and Mt. Philo
Come to Charlotte and explore two different trail systems that offer great views and casual hikes. Moderate hike at a moderate pace, 6 miles, 1000’ elevation gain. Group limit 8. Please contact leader by 1/27. Adam Heckle – preferred contact aheckle@uvm.edu (but here’s my number: 233-8091).

1/31 (Sun) President’s Hike – Stimson Mountain Snowshoe
After our Burlington Section annual meeting on the evening of Friday January 30th, let’ s take the new Stimson Mountain Long Trail relocation starting at the new Winooski Bridge parking lot to Airway Tower (side-trail) and return the same way. Perfect weather guaranteed or your money back. Moderate , 6 miles, 1800′ elevation gain . Ted Albers , ted@ted-albers.net

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