When the temperatures are so numbingly frigid, what else will ever be memorable about that day? Can there be anything after that?
An easy one, but still rewarding. Killington; 4241 feet, Killington, VT. 75 dF at trailhead, 75 dF at summits. Sunny/hazy skies and 30 miles visibility. Very light intermittent breezes at summits — approximately 2 MPH. Via the Bucklin trail. Trailhead: 1400. Summit: 1730. Car: 2000. Approximately 7 miles. In my tradition of not suffering injuries gladly, I decided to finish out the Vermont portion of the 67 by hiking on […]
A long twofer. Mt Abraham, 4006 feet. Mt Ellen, 4083 feet. Lincoln, VT. 80 dF at trailhead, 80 dF at summits. Sunny/hazy skies and 30 miles visibility. Very light intermittent breezes at summits — approximately 2 MPH. Via the Long trail. Trailhead: 1040. Abraham Summit, 1215. Ellen Summit: 1440. Car: 1840. Approximately 12 miles. It felt longer than it was; certainly for “only” two peaks. I’m still nursing an injury, […]
A fine day for a short hike! Camel’s Hump Mountain, 4083 feet. Huntington, VT. With a side trip to the B-24 bomber wreckage. 75 dF at trailhead, approx 80 dF at summit. Sunny skies and 30 miles visibility. Breezy at summit — approximately 5-10 MPH. Via Burrow’s, Alpine, and Long trail. Trailhead: 1100; Summit, 1215. B-24 wreckage: 1245. Car: 1500. Approximately 6 miles. On the one hand, not having the […]
And so it begins again… Mt Mansfield Chin, 4,395 feet. Underhill, VT. With a hike along the ridge to the Forehead. 82 dF at trailhead, approx 88 dF at summit. Hazy to start, giving way to mostly sunny skies and 20 miles visibility. Breezy at summit — approximately 10-15 MPH. Via Eagle Cut trail, CCC road, Sunset Ridge trail, Long Trail, and Halfway House trail. Trailhead: 1020, The Chin: 1300, […]