Outings for November 2018

11/3 (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 hike. Moderate pace. 6.2 miles. 1700′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

11/4 (Sun) Mt Elmore
From the lower winter parking lot, we will hike to the end of the road and then take the Fire Tower Trail to the summit. The elevation gain is moderate, but the final stretch to the summit is quite steep. After a snack/lunch at the fire tower, we will take the Ridge Trail to the balanced rock and then continue out along the ridge. Total hiking time, including breaks, should be about 4 hours. Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 5.8 miles. 1450′ elevation gain. Sheri Larsen, larsen007@aol.com or 878-6828.

11/10 (Sat) Hunger and White Rock
We’ll ascend Mt. Hunger from the Waterbury side, then head over to White Rock. We’ll return the same way. Includes some short steep scramble sections. Moderate/difficult hike. Moderate pace. 6.4 miles. 2600′ elevation gain. Jill George, jillghiker@gmail.com.

11/11 (Sun) Camels Hump Beaver Pond
We will start at the parking lot at the end of Camel’s Hump Road (off River Road, in N. Duxbury) and take the Monroe Trail for about 1.3 miles to the Dean Trail, which climbs an easy grade from its junction with the Monroe Trail and follow about 0.5 mile where there is a nice view of Camel’s Hump summit if clear, across an old beaver pond. That is the end of this hike however others are welcome on their own to continue to the Long Trail at Wind Gap and head north about 1.7 miles to the right, uphill, to Camel’s Hump summit. Moderate hike. 3.6 miles. 1600′ elevation gain. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

11/17 (Sun) Birding at Macrae Farm Park
A bird monitoring walk at Macrae Farm Park. We will track what species are present and submit the data to eBird.org for citizen science. We’ll meet at 8:30 at the end of Macrae Road in Colchester, VT. Easy hike. 2-3 miles. Julianna Tyson, americorps@wvpd.org or (978) 994-0482.

11/17 (Sat) Mt Mansfield
We’ll head out from the LT up to Taft Lodge, then onto the summit, descending via Profanity Difficult hike. Strong pace. 5 miles. 3000′ elevation gain. Robynn Albert, robynnalbert@hotmail.com.

11/18 (Sun) Shelburne Farms
Join me for one of my favorite hunting season adventures on a walk around Shelburne Farms to include a stop at O Bread Bakery and a taste of Shelburne Farms’ award winning cheddar. Easy hike. 5 miles. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net.

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