This Saturday in mid-January proved to be a spectacular day in the weather department. Nice blue sky, no wind in the valley, mid-20s for temps to start the day. Five of us plus Sohpie the Wonder Dog met at the Richmond Park & Ride and headed south to Waterbury. Pulled in at the trailhead and had the place to ourselves. Luckily, Sheri Larsen had mailed me the night before to make me aware that she and Rich had done the same route minus WR on Friday and it was very icy, so beware! Indeed it was in many spots. We made good time on the way up, great views of Stowe Mtn. and the ski hills/ trails.

A bit of wind at the summit, eats and warm drinks, then headed over to WR, where we met three others, the first humans we saw on the trail, on our way down. Great views, highly recommend for those who have not made the trek there. Then the flood gates opened with hikers on the ascent as we were headed down from the Hunger intersection. Lots and lots of 4-legged creatures and their human caretakers so Sophie had company. Nice day, nice group, great to get some fresh air in the Greens!

Trip Leader: Robynn Albert Trip Participants: Dean Wiederin, Bill Moore, Mark McLane, Wes Volk Photo Credit: Wes Volk