Outings for March 2016

3/5 (Sat) Bald Hill Bushwhack
Bald Hill is near Camels Hump in Huntington. We’ll hike up the Burrows Trail on Camels Hump until we reach the ski trail that circumnavigates the Hump. After putting on snowshoes, we’ll follow the ski trail north for a while and then bushwhack to the top of Bald Hill, where we’ll have terrific views of Camels Hump. Snowshoes are required. Moderate hike, moderate pace, 3–3 1⁄2 miles round trip, approximately 1000’ elevation gain. Group limit 12. Contact leader by 3/3. Sheri Larsen, 878-6828 or larsen007@aol.com

3/6 (Sun) Duxbury Window
Enjoy an easy to moderate snowshoe hike up to the Duxbury Window. This
short Long Trail hike starts at the trailhead on Duxbury Road near the Winooski River at the lowest point on the LT. The trail follows Bamforth Ridge, one of the flanks of Camels Hump, for about 1.6 miles (one way, gradually up – no rocky scrambles) and gains about 950 feet. The woods in this forest are wonderful and you will be rewarded with a view towards the South East through a cutout. (However, this is not a summit hike.) Contact ted@ted-albers.net for meet up instructions.

3/6 (Sun) Bolton Tours & Après Ski
Join us for an afternoon of adventure and celebration on Bolton’s conserved land. Explore the trails with the organizations that worked to conserve this property. The Vermont Land Trust, Catamount Trail Association, Friends of Bolton Valley Nordic & Backcountry, and Green Mountain Club will lead you on snowshoe and ski tours across this unique place.
TIME: 2 pm – 6 pm (après ski begins at 4 pm). Ski and snowshoe tours will start promptly at 2:15 pm and return to the Nordic Center around 4 pm. Please plan to arrive by 1:30 pm to register, purchase your trail pass from the Nordic Center, and get your gear in order.
PLACE: Bolton Valley Nordic Center
COST: $15 for adults, FREE for children 12 and under. Activities planned for the whole family.
Note: All participants will need to purchase a $5 Bolton trail pass at the Nordic Center the day of the event unless they hold a season pass.
More information here.

3/12 (Sat) Prospect Rock
From Rte.15 we’ll hike or snowshoe along the Long Trail north, crossing the
Lamoille River and then continuing up to take in the views from Prospect Rock. Easy hike, moderate pace, 3-4 miles, ~300’ elevation gain. Group limit 15. Contact leader by 3/10. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

3/19 (Sat) Butler Lodge to Nebraska Notch
CANCELLED due to early mud season
Starting from Stevensville, we will snowshoe along the Nebraska Notch Trail to the Long Trail, then follow it to Butler Lodge and return along the Butler Lodge trail. Moderate hike, moderate to strong pace, 6.2 miles, 1700’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 3/17. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

3/20 (Sun) Pico Peak
CCC road in Plymouth
Solid uphill 2 miles in each direction.
Could be longer loop if conditions are favorable (2 more miles all downhill). Joint hike with GMC Brattleboro Section. Contact Dave Hardy for details, 343-9017.

3/26 (Sat) Cantilever Rock
Change due to early mud season: Lamoille Valley Rail Trail walk
We’ll start in Jeffersonville and head east on the 15 mile+ “phase 1B” portion of the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail until we feel like turning around. Easy hike at a relaxed pace.
From the winter parking area below Underhill State Park we’ll head up the to
Sunset Ridge trail, follow it to Cantilever Rock, and return. Easy snowshoe hike, moderate pace, ~2.5 miles, ~1000’ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 3/24. David Hathaway, 899-9982 or david.hathaway.78@gmail.com

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