Sheri Larsen was the scheduled leader, but she had injured her leg on Mount Washington three weeks prior, so Rich was signed up as a substitute leader. Three of us met in South Burlington at 8 AM, and drove to the trailhead by 9:45 AM, where we met up with Robert Preisser who had driven up from Albany. It was a cool, totally clear, late summer day. We started up at 10 AM, and had a leisurely stroll to the top in two hours. Hurricane is similar to Camels Hump, but a little longer distance and a slightly shorter climb. After about 1/3 of the climb, it has a nice open area with some views. On top, there is a fire tower, but it is not open for climbing. We lounged near the tower for an extended period, taking in the clear views of the Adirondacks, and of the Green Mountains back in Vermont. Eventually we had to head back down, and got to the cars around 2:15 PM for our various drives home.
Participants – Robert Preisser, Russ Kinaman, Julie Soquet, Richard Larsen