Outings for January, 2022 (updated, 1/17)

1/1 (Sat) Butler Lodge
This hike is full.
Start the New Year our right with a VT State Parks First Day hike to Butler Lodge. From the trailhead at the end of Stevensville Road, we’ll climb Butler Lodge Trail and return. Microspikes required, snowshoes may be required if we get a lot of snow. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 802-899-9982.

1/8 (Sat) Taylor Lodge
From the trailhead at the end of Stevensville Road, we’ll climb Nebraska Notch Trail and Long Trail to Taylor Lodge and return. Microspikes required, snowshoes may be required if we get a lot of snow. Easy snowshoe. moderate pace. 4.4 miles. 600′ elevation gain. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 802-899-9982.

1/9 (Sun) Harrington’s View
This hike is full.
Climb the Duck Brook trail and LT to Harrington’s View with views of Champlain and Bolton Valleys. Easy to Moderate snowshoe. leisurely pace. 4.8 miles. 1600′ elevation gain. Ted Albers, ted@ted-albers.net.

1/16 (Sun) Mt Abraham
Microspikes and snowshoes required. Difficult snowshoe. moderate pace. 5.8 miles. 2500′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 1/14. Jill George, jillghiker@gmail.com.

1/22 (Sat) Belvidere Mt.
This northern peak on the Long Trail offers a panoramic view from its fire tower. Expect a moderate hike with moderate people. 5.6 miles. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 660-2834.

1/23 (Sun) LaPlatte River Snowshoe
This hike is full.

Follow the LaPlatte River Marsh Natural area, the Shelburne Bay Clarke Trail and perhaps some of the Ti-Haul trail, all in Shelburne. Total distance to be determined by the group depending on the trails we take but will be between four and six miles, mostly flat. This is a chance to get familiar with the walks around Shelburne Bay and the LaPlatte. Easy snowshoe. leisurely pace. 4-6 miles. ted@ted-albers.net.

1/23 (Sun) Mt. Ellen – CANCELLED
Moved from 1/17 to avoid forecast snowstorm.
Let’s surprise the skiers when we reach the summit of this mountain top!  Difficult hike with moderate pace, 8.6 miles, group limit 8. Snowshoes and spikes required. Note: This is a little used trail so please be prepared to take turns breaking trail if necessary.  Contact Robynn Albert, robynnalbert@hotmail.com, by 1/21.

1/28 (Mon) Mt. Abraham
We will be taking the Battell trail to the Battell shelter, then climb the long trail north to Mt Abraham summit. We will be returning the same way back. Difficult hike. The chimney can be pretty tricky. Moderate pace. 6 miles, 2500’ elevation gain. Microspikes required, snowshoes may be needed depending on the snow. Corey Perkins Time, coreyryanperkinstime@gmail.com, 603-854-0475.

1/29 (Sat) Camels Hump Loop
We’ll take Forest City Trail to Montclair Glen Lodge, then climb the Long Trail to the Camel’s Hump summit and return along the Burrows Trail. Difficult snowshoe. moderate pace. 6 miles. 2400′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 1/27. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 802-899-9982.

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