Outings for February 2017

2/4 (Sat) Mystery trip (easy)
Contact trip leaders for more information. Easy . Wes Volk, wesvolk@gmail.com or 355-4135.

2/5 (Sun) Burnt Rock via Hedgehog Brook Trail
We will snowshoe up the Hedgehog Brook Trail to 360 degree views atop Burnt Rock Mountain. Moderate snowshoe. Moderate pace. 5.2 miles. 2100′ elevation gain. Lindsay Pokorak, lpokorak@gmail.com.

2/11 (Sat) Adirondack Surprise!
As I sit here writing this description, we’re having a mid-October 80 degree day in VT! so February seems far, far away…but I know it’ll be here soon enough! If you’re interested in this across the pond outing, high peak TBD, let me know. Count on a 15 hour day from A to B with eats and libations planned post-hike with a fireplace to boot! I’ll decide on a peak as the date draws closer or maybe let the group choose between a few options. Difficult snowshoe. Strong pace. 8-10 miles. Robynn Albert, robynnalbert@hotmail.com.

2/18 (Sat) YAC: Wheeler Nature Area
The Young Adventurers Club will meet at Wheeler Nature Area on Dorset Street in South Burlington. Please RSVP to Michelle at colem2003@hotmail.com for more details.

2/19 (Sun) (moved from 2/12) Laplatte Snowshoe
Snowshoe or micro-spikes on the LaPlatte River Marsh Natural area which should be frozen solid, then 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 and the LaPlatte. Birders bring your binoculars – we will try to tread lightly so we don’t scare off and possible sightings! Easy snowshoe. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

2/19 (Sun) Mt Hunger
Cancelled

2/25 (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 snowshoe. Moderate to Strong pace. 6 miles. 2400′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

2/26 (Sun) Mt Hunger from Waterbury Ctr.
Changed from  Belvidere because of concern that lack of traffic may have left the trail too soft.
Belvidere Mt.

Starting at the trailhead on Rt. 118, we’ll hike up the Long Trail to Belvidere Saddle and then take the spur trail to the top. The trail up is rough and steep in places, especially with snow shoes, but the views on top are lovely. If the fire tower isn’t too icy, we can climb up the tower for even better views. Snowshoes and spikes are required. Estimated hiking time is 4.5 to 5 hours, including lunch. Moderate to Difficult snowshoe. Moderate to Strong pace. 5.6 miles. 2140′ elevation gain. Group limit 12. Contact leader by 2/24. Sheri Larsen, larsen007@aol.com or 878-6828.

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