Outings for March 2023

3/4 (Sat) Laraway Ice Tour
From the Long Trail parking on Codding Hollow Road we’ll follow the Long Trail up to see the ice formations on the rock wall below the Laraway summit, continue to the Laraway Lookout, and return. Microspikes absolutely required, as the ice below the cliffs can be extensive, and snowshoes required since the trail may not be well packed. Moderate snowshoe. Moderate pace. 4.5 miles. 1600′ elevation gain. Contact leader by 3/2. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 802-899-9982.

3/11 (Sat) Taylor Lodge
A leisurely hike from the Stevensville Parking Lot to Taylor Lodge and return on the Clara Bow Trail. Although the hike is generally easy, there are some short sections of difficult terrain along Clara Bow. Easy hike. Moderate pace. 4.5 miles. 700′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Contact leader by 3/9. David Hathaway, david.hathaway.78@gmail.com or 802-899-9982.

3/18 (Sat) Nippletop (4610′) & Dial (4003′)
We will depart from the Ausable Club parking lot where we’ll follow Lake Road to the Gill Brook and Elk Pass trails to ascend Nippletop. From there we will descend the Leach Trail and make a stop at Dial Mt. before returning to Lake Road for our exit. All participants should be experienced winter hikers with the appropriate gear. Poor weather will cancel the outing. 6AM departure from Richmond Park and Ride. Difficult snowshoe. Moderate pace. 13 miles. 4200′ elevation gain. Group limit 10. Chris Luczynski, frogged@gmail.com.

3/25 (Sat) Belvidere (3360′)
The calendar says spring, but winter still lingers in northern Vermont. We will follow the Long Trail at a moderate grade to the summit fire tower and a panoramic view. Moderate snowshoe. 5 miles. 2250′ elevation gain. Mary Lou Recor, mlrecor@myfairpoint.net or 802-660-2834.

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