After meeting at 8:30 at the Richmond commuter lot, we drove to Stowe

Pinnacle parking and dropped Rich’s car, and we all took the car of Ursula McVeigh (who joined us for the first part of the hike, up Mt. Hunger) to the Mt. Hunger parking area. We started out around 9:45, and as we approached the top of Mt. Hunger we began to encounter light snow, and met several people who warned us of winds up top. The summit was indeed windy, with blowing snow, but the snow never accumulated, and the winds subsided as we got into the trees along the ridge. We continued along the ridge

line, eating lunch about halfway along, and then descended out of the snow from Hogback to Stow Pinnacle and back to Rich’s car at around 3:15. All in all, a pleasant first “winter” hike of the season.

Participants – Richard Larsen, Jerry Lasky, Ursula McVeigh, David Hathaway