Outings for January, 2018

1/6 (Sat) Burk or Jay
Let’s climb something different, shall we? Northeast Kingdom here we come! We will either hike Burke or Jay, then have some eats post hike to break up the ride home. Moderate snowshoe. Strong pace. 6-7 miles. 1700-2000′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 1/3. Tracy Sweeney, Tracy.Sweeney@va.gov.

1/7 (Sun) Burnt Rock
We’ll head up Hedgehog Brook Trail to the Long Trail, and continue up the steep final stretch to the summit of Burnt Rock Mt. Difficult snowshoe. Moderate pace. 5.2 miles. 1400′ elevation gain. Lindsay Pokorak, lpokorak@gmail.com.

1/13 (Sat) Adirondack Surprise!!
Count on a 14-15 hour day from A to B with eats and libations planned post-hike with a fireplace to boot! Experienced fast-paced hikers only, please. I’ll think up a fun mountain as date draws near or feel free to share with me what you may want to summit! Difficult snowshoe. Strong pace. 10-12 miles. Robynn Albert, robynnalbert@hotmail.com.

1/13 (Sat) Shelburne Farms XC Ski
We will meet at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne at a not-yet-designated time and take off on an cross country skiing or walking outing, with length and route to be determined by the snowpack, the weather and participants. Moderate pace, flat route and overall an easy outing with great views of the Adirondacks if conditions permit. Can be windy as much of the route is exposed so be prepared! Bring your micro spikes too. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

1/14 (Sun) Mt Elmore
We’ll climb Mt Elmore to the fire tower and maybe on to Balancing Rock. Moderate snowshoe. 4-6 miles. 1500′ elevation gain. Kim Farone, kfarone@yahoo.com.

1/20 (Sat) Butler Lodge via Nebraska Notch
Starting from Stevensville, we will hike the Nebraska Notch Trail to the Long Trail, then follow it to Butler Lodge and return along the Butler Lodge trail. Moderate snowshoe. Moderate to strong pace. 6.2 miles. 1700′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

1/28 (Sun) Duxbury Window
Lets recover from the Burlington Section Annual Meeting on Saturday evening by taking a hike up to the Duxbury Window. This Long Trail hike starts at the LT trail head on Duxbury Road near the Winooski River at the lowest point on the LT. The trail follows Bamforth Ridge, one of the flanks of Camel’s Hump. Your Section President guarantees winter-like weather and great views (or, no views if thats the case) or your money back. 3.2 miles. 950′ elevation gain. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

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