Outings for August 2019

8/10 (Sat) Mystery hike
Contact the trip leader for more information. Moderate hike. Wes Volk, wesvolk@gmail.com.

8/11 (Sun) Mt. Abraham and Lincoln Peak
We’ll start from Lincoln Gap and head north on the LT to Mt. Abraham, then on to the observation platform on Lincoln. Return the same way. Moderate-difficult hike. Moderate pace. 6.8 miles. 1600′ elevation gain. Jill George, jillghiker@gmail.com.

8/17 (Sat) Bird Monitoring Walk at Ethan Allen Homestead
There are a couple loops on this hike led by Juli Tyson, AmeriCorps member and environmental educator for the Winooski Valley Park District. Binoculars and field guides are available to borrow, all are welcome (no expertise on birds necessary). Birds to see here include the Green Heron and Barred Owl. We may also run into frogs and garter snakes. Easy hike. Leisurely pace. 2 miles. 0′ elevation gain. Juli Tyson, 863-5744 or americorps@wvpd.org.

8/24 (Sat) Rock Garden on Mt Mansfield
We will go up the Frost Trail to Maple Ridge with lots of views to the west. Then over Rock Garden with its fascinating rock formations, to Butler Lodge for lunch. Down Butler Lodge Trail. Moderate hike. Moderate pace. 4.3 miles. 1500′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

8/31 (Sat) Hike around Mansfield
From the Underhill State Park we’ll climb Sunset Ridge to the summit, then make a loop on the west and east sides of the ridge, through Subway, Canyon, Lakeview, Amherst, and Cliff Trails, then return on Laura Cowles. This route has some very difficult trail sections. $4 state park day use fee. Difficult hike. Moderate pace. 11.1 miles. 3500′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 899-9982.

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