Outings for January 2019

1/5 (Sat) Worcester Range
Early winter season hike to the Worcester range. We will hike up to Stowe Pinnacle, take a peak then head to the second highest peak on the Worcester range. Late afternoon lunch in town after. Full winter gear is required. Difficult snowshoe. Strong pace. 6.9 miles. 2500′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 1/3. Tracy Sweeney, tracy.sweeney@va.gov.

1/12 (Sat) Mansfield Ridge
Join me for a day on the ridge! Experienced fast-paced hikers only, please. From the Underhill State Park we’ll head up Sunset Ridge to the Chin, then follow the Long Trail along the Mansfield Ridge to the Forehead and return via the Maple Ridge Trail and CCC Road. Difficult snowshoe. Moderate pace. 8.6 miles. 2600′ elevation gain. Robynn Albert, robynnalbert@hotmail.com.

1/13 (Sun) Hunger & White Rocks
We’ll climb the Waterbury Trail to Mt Hunger, with a side trip to White Rock. Difficult snowshoe. 6.2 miles. 2400′ elevation gain. Dana Bolton, boltondj@comcast.net.

1/19 (Sat) Bird monitoring for WVPD
A bird monitoring walk for Delta Park, the birding hotspot for Chittenden County. Meet at 668 Windemere Way, Colchester at 8:30AM, easy walk just over a mile and a half out. We may even get a glimpse of the Snowy Owl that time of year depending on weather conditions (fingers crossed!). As always I have field guides and binoculars available to borrow. Easy walk. Juli Tyson, americorps@wvpd.org or 978-994-0482.

1/20 (Sun) Bolton Lodge Pot Luck
All are welcome to join the Burlington Section at Bolton Lodge for our new-annual pot-luck gathering. Ski or snowshoe down from the Bolton Nordic Center, or showshoe a short distance up from the parking on Bolton Access Road. The stove will be roaring. Bring something to snack on and make the Lodge your base for an afternoon of skiing or snowshoeing. Or lounging! No RSVP for Bolton Lodge. For decades the Burlington Section celebrated New Years eve at Bolton Lodge but we have moved the gathering to the Sunday after our Annual Meeting. This year our meeting is on Saturday January 19th at 5PM at the Faith United Methodist Church, 899 Dorset St., South Burlington 05403. Of course all are welcome. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

1/21 (Mon) Mt Abraham
We’ll head up Battell Trail to the Long Trail, and continue on up to the summit of Mt. Abe. Includes a difficult short scramble up the granite face just below the summit. Snowshoes and spikes required. Moderate-difficult snowshoe. Moderate pace. 5.8 miles. 2500′ elevation gain. Jill George, jillghiker@gmail.com.

1/26 (Sat) Stowe Pinnacle
Moderate snowshoe. 1650′ elevation gain. Kim Farone, kfarone@yahoo.com.

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