Trip reports for August, 2022 (updated 8/22/22)

8/20/2022 (Saturday)
Lamoille Valley Rail Trail (LVRT) bicycle ride
Six gathered for a great bike ride on the LVRT starting in Johnson Old Mill park  (mile 56.2 on the rail trail) and ending in Morrisville (mile 48.4) (a few went further and Dale even made it to near the Oxbow Park area, at about 46.8 miles) & back with an important lunch stop at Lost Nation Brewing which is right on the rail trail in Morrisville. Lost Nation has a great menu and is recommended.  With Jan, Dale, Shirley, Don, Cyndie and Ted Albers ‘orgnizer’.
Note it can be hard finding the PDF maps published by LVRT and the explanation is given below courtesy of VHB. The map is linked to below.
Hi Ted,  Thank you for reaching out. The LVRT.org website was previously managed by VAST and VTrans is still in the process of transferring all the files onto their website. I have reached out to the rail trails manager to work on getting the maps uploaded.  Have a great day, Elisabeth Sundberg  (she/her), Community Planning Public Involvement, Transportation Systems:  www.vhb.com

Here is the map of this section of the Lamoille bike trail:

LVRT-Morristown-Cambridge-Map-Brochure-Back

8/13 – Mansfield Ridge
Eight of us met at the Underhill Center commuter lot at 8:30. A ninth unfortunately didn’t read the meeting location correctly and missed us. We took three cars up to the Underhill State Park, and started up Eagle’s Cut at 9 AM. The weather was cool, in the 50s F, and partly overcast, with the peaks intermittently in the clouds. We followed Eagle’s Cut, the CCC road, and Maple Ridge to reach the Forehead around 12:15. We then followed the Long Trail north to the visitor center, where we met summit steward Kate, and continued along the ridge to reach the Chin (Mansfield summit) around 2:00. Along the way we encountered a guy with a dog in a baby carrier and a small child enjoying hiking alongside. We saw Kate again at the summit with another summit steward who was on her first day. We then headed down Sunset Ridge to reach the cars around 4:15, for a 7 hour and 15 minute hike. Participants: Julie Cimonetti, Helena Nicolay, Benjamin Mastaitis, Annemarie Stout, Corinn Julow, Andy Julow, Tracy Hazen, David Hathaway (leader).
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