Mary Keenan, Mark Mclane, and Lisa Sipsey joined me for this picture perfect fall day on the Monroe Trail with mild temperatures and beautiful foliage at the lower elevations. After navigating the Alpine Bypass trail to the south side of the mountain, the winds started to pickup.

At the summit the winds were quite brisk at an estimated 40 to 50 mph. We found some shelter in the rocks, had lunch and enjoyed the fantastic panorama. On our way back we stopped at the south site of the new Winooski footbridge to check out the progress.

Trip leader- Phil Hazen