The trip was advertised as Mt Ascutney, but few people had signed up, and the leader had unexpected time constraints, so the trip was moved to Burnt Rock – closer to Burlington, and a shorter hike. The day was cool, in the 50s, and quite clear, except for some fluffy clouds over the peaks. We went up Hedgehog Brook Trail to the Long Trail, and then north to the summit. The only excitement was getting across the brook right at the beginning, which was high because there had been a couple of inches of rain the day before.

Since we had an early start, we had the summit to ourselves, but by the time we got out the parking lot was full. The total trip was about 6 miles, and we spent 4 hours on the mountain, counting a leisurely stop at the summit.

Participants – Mary Keenan, Carmen Trombley, Sheri Larsen, Richard Larsen