Three late cancellations brought the group down from seven to the four of us who met at 9 AM at the Rt 15 Long Trail crossing, masked up for brief instructions and introductions, and started up. The forecast had called for sunny and hot weather, but we were happy to have a cool overcast day as we started out.

As we reached the Lamoille River we descended the fixed ladder, crossed the dry channel bed (avoiding the profuse poison ivy) and crossed the suspension bridge.

After crossing Ithiel Falls Road we climbed up to Prospect Rock, where we spaced out and took in the views. The breeze was effective in dissipating the deer flies. We continue to Hogback Road, to check out the other access to Prospect Rock, then retraced our steps, reaching the cars around 11:30.

Participants, Andy Suntup, Linda Suntup, Dean Wiederin, David Hathaway (leader).