Outings for July 2017

7/1 (Sat) Laraway Loop
From Davis Neighborhood we will head over to Codding Hollow, follow the Long Trail up over Laraway Mt., and return via Davis Neighborhood Trail. Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 8 miles. 1600′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

7/4 (Tue) Sterling Pond from Smuggler’s Notch
Happy 4th of July! We will hike up from Route 108 in Smugglers Notch to Sterling Pond and have lunch at the pond or nearby on the porch of the Top of the Notch where the Smugg’s chairlifts unload. Moderate hike at a moderate pace. Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 4 miles. 1000′ elevation gain. Group limit 8. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

7/8 (Sat) Lake Mansfield via Nebraska Notch
From the Stevensville parking area we’ll hike up Nebraska Notch to Taylor Lodge, then descend to Lake Mansfield and return. Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 7.6 miles. 1600′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

7/15 (Sat) Belvidere
Hike from the route 118 road crossing north on the LT to Belvedere Saddle, and then to the summit and the fire tower. Lounge on the summit, climb the tower if wish, and then return. Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 5.6 miles. 2000′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 7/13. Sheri Larsen, larsen007@aol.com or 878-6828.

7/28 (Fri) Lincoln Gap to Appalachian Gap
We’ll carpool from Burlington to Appalachian Gap to drop off car(s) and proceed to Lincoln Gap. This a wonderful all-day ridge walk along the Long Trail with our initial ascent up to Mt. Abraham. From here north, the trail continues ascending and descending several 4000′ peaks with 360 degree views. Bring your binocs and a fun attitude for this all day hike. Ideally we’d like to begin hiking @ 0830 from Lincoln Gap. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 12.3 miles. 2100′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 7/27. Pete Saile, 658-0912.

7/29 (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.

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