A beautiful sunny day greeted five enthusiastic hikers. The Beaver Meadow Trail is a fairly gentle walk to Beaver Meadow Lodge.

From there we began a steady and quite steep ascent on the Chilcoot Trail to the Long Trail. We passed the Robert Hagerman lookout with outstanding views of Madonna and Mt. Mansfield and continued to Whiteface Shelter for lunch.

After lunch we climbed to the summit of Whiteface Mountain and had two more views. One looking towards Mt. Mansfield and Camel’s Hump and beyond and the other looking at Belvidere Mt. We returned to the Whiteface Shelter and descended on the Whiteface Trail and rejoined the Beaver Meadow Trail.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the day.

Participants: Jeanne Sicard, Pat Weston, Dave Hathaway, and Lynda Hutchins and one canine companion, Callahan.

Leader: Carlene Squires