A few days before the hike, I was looking at the forecast and wondering if we would be able to do the hike before Hurricane/Tropical Storm Irene hit Vermont. Fortunately, the weather goddesses cooperated and we had a nice day for our hike up Mount Hunger.

We started out about 9:15 a.m. and made it to the top before many more hikers took to the trail in advance of the big storm. We were rewarded at the top with good views and very little wind and enjoyed an early lunch. We also ran into a group of five Burlington section members who were doing a Mount Hunger/Stowe Pinnacle loop hike.

On the way down, the three participants helped look for mushrooms so the trip leader could take photographs. A good outing was had my all!

Trip Leader: Sheri Larsen; with Margaret Benn, Bruce Bassett

Photos by Sheri Larsen)]