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Mt. Mansfield, VT 8/30/2006

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Mt. Mansfield, VT 8/30/2006

Postby harmfuljays » Tue Aug 15, 2006 11:12 am

Taking a break from Colorado 14ers to ascend Mt. Mansfield via the Long trail RT (Profanity Trail) on 8/30. Weather Permitting.

If there are any VT board members interested give me a shout, a PM or a reply.

Bringing my child so its not a sprint. :)
Up the Irons!

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Postby vermonster » Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:21 pm

Hey harmful,
I am so interested, but.... I'm stuck in CO(not that it's a bad thing). Now I feel a bit homesick, in a good way!

Have a great time, and I hope the weathers great!

Cabot cheese and maple syrup dreams tonight.
"You never say, "I'm gonna fight you, Steve." You just smile and act natural, and then you sucker-punch."
~Steve Zissou

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Postby Scout » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:51 pm

Hope you have a great trip. I will be on my way to Colorado. I haven't hiked Mt. Mansfield but did hike Mt. Abe earlier this summer, preparing for the Rockies as best as possible. Enjoy!!

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Postby harmfuljays » Tue Sep 05, 2006 5:34 am

Thanks Folks.

It was a nice but slow ascension up the Sunset Ridge trail from Underhill State Park.

My buddy had spent the previous evening in the beer tent at the Champlain Valley fair so it was a bit too slow for me. Good for the wife I suppose.

Had to take the Long Trail North to get up to the Chin. No visibility due to clouds...... :x Clouds broke once we reached the Halfway trail past the Nose........ :(

Followed the Long trail south accross the face. The Stowe side was extremely busy due to the installation of an HD antenna on the Forehead by helicopter.

Decided to abandon plans of coming down the Maple trail and went down Halfway Trail. Certainly NOT well worn. But definitely gave us a few laughs.

A decent 7 hour trek topped off with some Joe's Snack Bar!

I'm a transplanted Vermonter (live in CO) so its good to get back to my roots.
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