Outings for September 2017

9/2 (Sat) Whiteface (VT) from Smuggler’s Notch
From the top of Smuggler’s Notch we’ll climb to Sterling Pond, then follow the Long Trail over Madonna and Morse Mountains, continue to Whiteface Mountain and return. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 11 miles. 4000′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

9/9 (Sat) Young Adventurers Club
The Young Adventurers Club will meet in a location tbd for play and exploration of local trails at a family-friendly pace. Please contact the leader for more details. Michelle Connor, colem2003@hotmail.com.

9/10 (Sun) Lamoille Valley Rail Trail bicycle
Ride the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail from West Danville to St. Johnsbury and back with lunch in St. Johnsbury. Easy/Moderate bicycle. 34 miles. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 660-2834.

9/9-10 (Sat-Sun) Elephants Head to Whiteface Mt (overnight)
We will start out early Saturday morning at VT Route 108 at Smugglers Notch Picnic Area and head to Elephants Head Cliff then off to Sterling pond. We will hang out at the pond, fish a little if you would like to, have lunch, bask in the sun, walk around the pond before we head up toward Madonna Peak. We will continue on to Whiteface Shelter to set up camp with a possible sunset on Whiteface Mtn. Day 2 we will loop around and head on back to trailhead on Route 108. Rain date is the following weekend. Kim Farone, kfarone@yahoo.com.

9/16 (Sat) Waterbury Reservoir Paddle
Enjoy an easy two to three hour paddle on the Waterbury Reservoir near Waterbury Center. We will access the reservoir via the boat launch at the dam, from the less-used access off Little River Road and Rt. 2. Contact trip leader for meet-up time and directions but please take note – this outings leader is not an early riser 😉 Perfect weather guaranteed or double your money back. Group limit 8. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

9/17 (Sun) Easy mystery hike
We’ll do an easy hike somewhere in or near Chittenden county. Contact the trip leader for details. Easy hike. Beth Ruskai, mbruskai@gmail.com.

9/23 (Sat) Mt Norris (Eden)
The best place you’ve never been for the best view you’ve never seen. Moderate hike. 3.6 miles. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 660-2834.

9/24 (Sun) Mt Mansfield via Sunset Ridge
From Underhill State Park we’ll head up Sunset Ridge Trail to the summit of Mt Mansfield and return. Difficult hike. 6.6 miles. 2600′ elevation gain. Wolfgang Hokenmaier, hogges@gmx.net or 343-8175.

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